1/15 – 1. Forgotten Places

January-February 2015 / Poetry Gallery

Tim Merry

Finding my feet

And already meeting

The slowness of this soil

This land

Which so much has passed over

A Blessing

No messin’

A Blessing

To have been bypassed

By the viral Rampage

Swallowing up my homelands

My Childhood lands

Which are wallowing in quicksands

Wild-life dissappearing

Wilderness becoming parks

Peoples wild side crushed – or called an illness

The digestion congestion

Of people, ideas, worlds

Trying to be controlled

Filling up a bottleneck

No room for breath left

The soul, greater goal bereft

Lonely

But never Alone

On the egdes and deep middle of our humanity

and Planetary

Geography

In the forgotten places

That we have the spaces

To co create

And forge the new

In the fires of the pain

Our planetary host is going through

Open Hearted embracing the bigger picture

Both Vulnerable and Potent

This is our moment

The Solitary spaces

Our time to Shine

Slowly, subtely, simply

We do what our heart

Which is the world’s heart

Guides us to do

Elders

Welders

Of the fragmentation

On the edge of design

At this time

Our conscious creation

In the hear and now

Nothing is more radical than being present

To the biggest whole

Our soul

Can hold

And the smallest next step

We can take

Into the new

We are the few

The crew

Of the Arks

In the solitary spaces

Forgotten Places

We are the few

The Crew

Of the Arks

Of the New Starts.

About the Author

Tim Merry

Tim Merry of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia is a change leader who works locally and internationally to support change in communities, organizations and society. Participatory engagement, strategic clarity & collaborative action are the core of his practice. They work in direct response to the reality of the world we live in.

Tim designs, delivers and trains processes that are tailor made to meet the needs of all the people involved. “The complexity of the challenges we face, the speed of change and the uncertainty of our times demand we see a bigger picture that none of us could see alone. We must work together to intelligently plan and effectively execute actions that have far reaching impact.”

www.timmerry.com // hello@timmerry.com

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