At The Source, We Cease To Burn

by Ben Pickard   Apr 14, 2017

Let's not, like once before, get caught
Beneath the sun that cooks our skins,
But let's, instead, take comfort from
Where streams and brooks and burns begin.

Amidst the woods and cooling wind,
We will become the perfect flame,
And when the rabbit's caught and skinned,
We then begin our lives again.

Though often seen we rarely glean
A single ounce of sense or worth,
And though we bathe, we're rarely clean
And so condemn ourselves to dearth.


It's at the source, we find ourselves -
It's in the falling leaves we're born -
It's by our love and heaven's wells,
We reap the fields of golden corn.


Ben Pickard 2017


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  • 6 months ago

    by Ben


    I can't believe I missed this first time around.

    Sometimes, life has this habit of getting over involved and "Extra" - there are times when sometimes we need to just stop wtf we're doing in love or sometimes just life and take a breather, regroup and peel away all the crap that's built up and return to how it should be, simple and uncomplicated - in love and life it's easy to get caught up in everything and forget why you are with someone or doing something in the first place; In both instances it is usually because of love, whether it's with someone or something, to remember how things were at the beginning and hold on to that.

    Well, that's what I took from this anyways lol


    • 6 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Ben. You read it right!

  • 7 months ago

    by Sive Klaas

    How you have chosen your words. I really love your writings Ben.

  • 7 months ago

    by pmmurphy

    :O this is stunning. Loved every word

  • 7 months ago

    by Poetess

    Beautiful and favorited.

  • 7 months ago

    by Brenda

    Ben, I really liked this a lot. The thoughts of simplifying life and just living with the land is a comforting thought. Getting back to our roots and unplugging really allows us time to just enjoy life itself and each other. Well done Ben, you really have brought this home.

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