• A Child's Voice


    A poem in which Teal speaks about the path of awakening to love by virtue of taking the indirect advice given by the way a child lives. This poem explains that to love, one must move beyond fear and the walls we build to try to keep ourselves safe by embracing fear and the walls we build to keep ourselves safe.


    The voice of a child says
    It is better that our hearts grow light
    It is better to embrace instead of exile suffering
    From instead of to it’s murdering breath
    Mothers weep until their tears run dry
    Their sons on distant streets decay
    Kissed by the meritless fever of war
    Stripped of life
    And all souls die along with them
    Just as all souls live
    As a newborn embraces the joy of its mother’s breast
    Relieved of the heavy husk of childhood 
    Let our voices rise to denounce
    All that kept us prisoner 
    Like the undisturbed stars 
    My heart flickers without falter
    I use it’s light to turn around to face my real enemies
    But all there is 
    Is stillness and space
    Row upon row of ramparts I have built
    For an enemy that doesn’t exist
    All souls are set free
    As I tear down my walls
    Brick by brick
    But not by hating them
    I have taken the child’s advice
    It is better that our hearts grow light
    It is better to love than to fear
    And the voice of a child says
    There is no better way to love 
    Than to love the fear itself