Word – a poem in eleven parts

I wish that the letter
were big enough
to encompass
all of my thoughts
Yet
in what it is
as a
limited
single form
unit
of direct information
encompassing so much
in so little
the visual equivalent
of DNA
only
a
or a
b
or a b
or abc
or abcdefg
or abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxy
and z
merely 26 shapes

or is there more there
?
for in the symbols that preceded them
the pictures
that were drawn on wall caves
and on parchment
before our accepted letters were accepted
before they were first written
before they were imagined
and before that
when the images existed
as life around us
all that was
all
all that what
which we encapsulated
in the image
which we sketched
as the letter
and what we created
as what we create
with our acceptance
as the word
logos
truth

Word
Logos
Truth
abcdefghijklmnopqrustuvwxy
and z
our 26 letters
the building blocks
for our interpretation
of the world
and before those
Alpha to Omega
the beginning and the end
of a lost civilization
of an old world
but here
in this world
in this new earth
where we serve as cocreators
with our God
and gods
and thoughts
and actions
and words
and letters
we write

we write the world
we use the symbols of
thought
interpretation
manifestation
of meaning
the
purpose of interpretation
the necessity
of communication
of connection
of agreement
of growth
with these few
most beautiful
symbols
we write
the world
letters
poems
stories
essays
stories
speeches
stories

Stories
we acted them out
we told them
with our bodies
we re created what we saw
moving our bodies
in action
and in dance
in emotion
and passion
in gleeful splendor
we have played
we have played these roles
we have told these stories
we have created new realities
in our actions
even before letters
before words
after thought
after emotion
because
we could
because it was fun
because it was engaging
because it brought us together

what stories do we still tell
?
what actions do we take
what roles do we play
what stories do we tell
what realities do we create
in our actions
with our letters
through our words
after thought
after emotion
because
we can
because it is fun
because it is engaging
because it brings us together
be it
religion
be it entertainment
be it compassion
be it anger
be it sorrow
be it joy
be it peace
be it love

be
after a
b
bea
be beautiful
engage us
bring us together
be it
be it religion
be it entertainment
be it compassion
be it anger
be it sorrow
be it joy be it peace be it
love

Love
what we do
what we feel
what we speak
what we write
how we act
how we feel
how we speak
how we write
why we do
why we feel
why we speak
why we write
why we act
we act
out words
built from letter
built by feeling
built by speaking
built by writing
built by acting
out
what was in
what thoughts were
what words became

1
that which unified us
we were all
one
with the word
with the words
with the letters
we agreed
we were one
in our thoughts
in our actions
in our symbols
we added 2
345678
and 9
to our 26
letters
35
3+5
8
plus 1
9
of our 26
of our 35
i

I
ink
and soul
ink
of soul
inken
soul
ink
for soul
inkensoul
I
will
put together
these letters
these sacred 26
and these new 9
to do
to speak
to write
to act
to create
to write my world
as it is
and how it will be
I

Gee
what else can I do
Where are the other nine
what can they do
what can they create
what can they write
of how it is
and how it will be
let’s
see
let’s play
let’s write
let’s create
the world
how it can be
so that
we can play
we can write
we can create
the world
we

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