Transparency in the Dark

by Jay D. Melody
(Colorado)



Who knew to prove
access is denied
Secured secrets sealed silently inside
Identity
Intentionally initiated in the mind
Virtually impossible to find
Outside.

Who knew to conclude
you have access
Public needed passes
To the aspects of the masterpieces
that are maddening to mimic.
Inside is genuine
Outside is apparent.
One is within
Looks are inherent.

Who knew no clue could show you
To look through the opaque
Dark it may seem
Dismal and mean
Behavior begins before you hesitate.
Like a wall not visible behind.
Like a book illiterate to the lines
And as the tale unwinds
Who knew the nature of the mind.
Only I.

Only I who took the chance
To conclude you knew
All along of the past.
But the past
Is the past
And the past doesn’t matter.
So look in
And book in
To discover the ladder you climb
To inside
Past the door previously denied.

Darkness has cleared
Perfect
No fear.
Though, how does one embark
On Transparency in the Dark?
For the words cannot be read
And the walls not seen
It seems impossible to proceed.


Intelligence is not given
It is found
In the room where you
cannot find the ground
But the sounds and the smells
And the slight sliver of light
Shows you a path
Directed to insight.

Blinded by the darkness
Shielded by the light
Like a first time
To experience Waking Life.

The secrets have been shared
The book has been read
The wall is now in sight
Where the masterpieces are shown.

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Well done
by: Anonymous

I liked this - hinging almost on abstract and yet very philosophical and at the same time personal.
These were my favorite lines
"Intelligence is not given
It is found
In the room where you
cannot find the ground
But the sounds and the smells
And the slight sliver of light"

Fine images and rhythms throughout.
This sounded familiar like the lyrics of a song I can't quite remember:"Blinded by the darkness
Shielded by the light." If it is lifted, be sure to put lines in quotation marks and *give credit. But if it's not, then it's ok. Just be careful.

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