The valley of the shadow
Could be a lightning strike - a life,
intense, elemental, erratic and brief.
We seem to inch along the path,
aeons in each direction but,
outside of time, perhaps each descent -
charged with purpose, rife with destruction -
is pinpoint accurate
and, in each case, ultimately effective.
After all, we're near the apex,
the culmination of a journey.
Might we not walk now
through the valley of the shadow (of Reality),
eschewing fear and evil,
our earthly forays
lighting up the atmosphere with ecstatic energy
to change forever the stolid landscape below?
O child of God, you don't know truth
enough to be forlorn and disheartened.