I : for Prompt 27 Curse

English: Lucifer, the fallen angel

English: Lucifer, the fallen angel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The I that is I
rages against all unity
Ferociously independent,
unique consciousness may yearn
for connectedness
but not at the expense
of the I

Love is still self-referential
Carrying the spark,
the urge for self-knowledge
through the mirror of another’s eyes
This need we felt
at the fall, embracing the malice
that is going from the One,
the All
to the I

Even mystics dreaming
to be one with the Beloved
want within their souls
to be aware of communion
in its moment
Not lost and consumed by it
Not at the death of the I

We create our own hells
The pain of splintering,
broken apart from the source,
we stumble blind
but vicious in our pursuit
of the I

We fall as Lucifer
Each separating soul
wanting to know itself
And now we carry the misery
of what we have lost
and the curse, the cost
of the I

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

For Prompt 27 Curse at: http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/prompt-27-curse/

I decided to go philosophical rather than halloween-esque, but still, it’s inspired by some darker occult beliefs and possible interpretations of the Fall.  🙂



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24 Responses to I : for Prompt 27 Curse

  1. This is brilliant!!! The curse of the ego, the isolating, selfish, vicious ego. I love it Helen!

  2. This is great Helen, the continuing struggle we have within ourselves to understand and cope with our egos. It is such a dominant part of us and takes a lot of self reflection to understand.

  3. Wow. Hitting hard and true. Great stuff.x

  4. The curse of the I- that made me think. Powerful writing.
    Is it bad if we try to find out the truth of us, the mystery of the soul or revel in the artistry of death!? I wonder…
    Great job! 🙂

  5. real power here – so very good

  6. I love this, Helen! Thank you. 🙂

    Some lines that have never left me from Milton:

    “our better part remains
    To work, in close design, by fraud or guile
    What force effected not: that he no less
    At length from us may find, who overcomes
    By force hath overcome but half his foe.”

  7. Ah, the irony of it all…the joy of leaving “I” for awhile – of course I can’t really explain it. How can I when I’m no longer me? When I’m free?

    Wonderfully written, and thank you for that.

  8. jrosenberry1 says:

    “Even mystics dreaming / to be one with the Beloved / want within their souls / to be aware of communion / in its moment” — *yes*!

    A beautiful poem — powerfully written and *so true*.

  9. Skye says:

    Truly powerful, Helen. Perfect for the prompt.

  10. bert0001 says:

    Not the drop in the Ocean, but the entire Ocean in one drop, o perhaps both at the same time …

  11. Wow Helen, this is fabulous 🙂

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