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Prayer to the Morn

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

As the sun ascends the mountain
And slowly caresses the new day,
Hear the young birds serenade the morn.
Expectantly they cry out for food
Celebrating their opportunity for life.

O spiritual traveler,
How do you greet the new day?
Are you joyous for another chance
To create your life?
Is your heart’s song
Full of joy;
A prayer to greet the morn?

-SB

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Wheel of Life

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

What once was
Will no longer be
And cannot be again!

What is developing
Is another form.
Another variation.
A new spoke
On the Wheel of Life.  (more…)

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Prayer for the Weary

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

O Lord, help me
Not to be in mind today.
As You Will, please rescue me
And lift me higher.
My thoughts are filled
With worry and wanting
And I am so tired
Of not being satisfied,
And constantly afraid.

Guide me.  Help me to rest
In Your Caress
And bathe tirelessly
In the peace of Your Grace.

O Lord, help me
To fight this battle
That rages in my mind.
Thoughts, one upon another,
That will not let me rest.

Help me to pause and kneel
In the shade of Your Kindness;
Swimming in the gentle water
Of Your Grace and Mercy.
O I am so tired of myself.
I need a vacation
From my endless thoughts.

O Lord, please lead me back
Into the calm
And serenity
Of Your Loving Friends.
Help me to be still again
And surrender
To Your Loving Caress.
-SB

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Going Home

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

“If you wish to know how something ends
Look at its beginning.”
-Traditional

The acorn goes deep into the earth
And as the seasons pass,
Grows into a mighty oak.
Spreading its limbs for many years;
Giving shade and nourishment to the countryside.
One day, only to decay and return back to the ground.

O spiritual traveler, when you close your eyes
For the last time, where will you go?

The twin sparks of energy
That joined and exploded
Inside your mother’s womb,
Carry you through your days.
Then one day this energy too
Must journey forward to someplace else.

Where will this energy take you?

Remember, it was Love
That brought you here,
And it is Love that will carry you
From world to world.

One day, to return Home.
-SB

Check-out my two books: Sufism for Western Seekers: Path of the Spiritual Traveler in Everyday Life and The Ferryman’s Dream.  Both books are available through Amazon.com or local bookstore.

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Bird Cage

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Like a captive bird
The soul sings,
Remembering its home.

It is precisely
For this song,
The bird is caged.

Check-out my two books: Sufism for Western Seekers: Path of the Spiritual Traveler in Everyday Life and The Ferryman’s Dream.  Both books are available through Amazon.com or local bookstore.

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Unseen Guardians

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

The balance between life and death
Is O so delicate:
A mere slip or twist while driving;
An electrical blackout;
An alteration in the balance of genes;
Each can result in death.

O spiritual traveler, why are you so haughty?
Do you really believe
You are master
Of your own fate?

Without the Guidance
Of the Unseen Ones
The flower of your life
Would wilt and decay.
They project the spiritual fabric
Which holds together this world.
Working in anonymity
They are the Selfless Ones.
-SB

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Prayer of Surrender

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

As the willow bends to the wind
And the leaf curls to the rain,
O Lord, I surrender myself to you.

Lead me on the straight way;
The Way of Thy Servants,
The Way of Thy Grace and Mercy.
O Lord, guide me through my life
And guide me through this day.
Help make me a better person
Who helps self and others.

O Lord, I surrender myself to you.
-SB

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Death Call

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Gently, the ocean waves break upon the rocks;
As an old woman rests
Beneath the late afternoon sun.
Sheltered under her favorite umbrella,
Sitting in a worn beach chair.
Listening to the ocean’s soft lullaby;
Slowly, she raises her head
And peacefully calls out across the water.  (more…)

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How Many Times?

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry, spirituality

I wonder how many times
I have walked upon this planet.
Certainly this is not my first trip;
I am an old time traveler who has returned, building upon past vacations.
Sometimes, I wonder why I put myself through this journey again and again.
The flesh decays; sunshine turns to darkness and those you love pass away.
Why return to this place of sorrow and tragedy?

Yet, the heart whispers- because without bitterness there can be no sweetness.
Without loneliness there can be no love.
Without death there can be no life.
All to be shared, over and over again;
all to know the Creator, myself, and others more fully.

Personally, joining in the action of creation- moment by moment.

-S. Bitkoff

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Poetry by Klaudia Rogowicz

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, poetry

Open your hand...
I see the light flying into the air...
It is like a pigeon
which lost its wings...
Fly...
You are safe now... (more…)

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