Poet Scott Hastie Writes “GRACED”

Image by Scott Hastie
Image by Scott Hastie

I have been fortunate enough to meet and chat with this talented poet over at LinkedIn.  Amazing, sincere, and a damn cool guy–poet Scott Hastie wrote this poem GRACED.  It’s beautiful.  Be sure to check out his blog Scott Hastie for more stunning poetry.

This poem is published HERE, at his blog. Click the link and he will take you to a youtube reading of this, as well as a ton of other amazing poems

…GRACED

Graced with the chance to be here,

Even if only fleetingly,

Embrace whatever comes your way

And, in so doing,

However enchanting

Any treasures you uncover

Might be,

Their loss should never be your concern.

.

In this matter

Make your heart your queen

And follow her as faithfully

And bravely as you are able,

Just as swelling fruit

Hurries towards its own sweetness,

Shine whilst you can,

Without fear,

For nothing is as inevitable

As it seems here.

No, not even the fissures

Of loss and decay

We are oft led to expect

In this temporal world.

.

For whilst we fuss and fudge

The lines we are given,

Above, below and all around us,

Lingers the energy of countless others

Who already know for sure

That, just as it was long, long ago,

When they first found themselves

Enraptured,

So it is for them, again and again…

And now with only a dark empty hollow,

A feeble space of earth left in between.

.

Such is true joy’s absolute certainty,

Its slow lit fuse that burns holes

In the shabby shroud of death forever.

by Scott Hastie

this poem is written and owned by Scott Hastie, any copying is illegal, …so there

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