October 15th, 2016

Shaman - Horse

Poem - So Many Suns

On September 24th of 2014 I began a multi-year journey of writing one poem a day. “Shadows on the Cave Wall” was my first creation in this quest. I decided to return to the theme of that day. Poetry has shared many things with me. Foremost is the role that people play in my discovery of the world. I support them and in turn they show me aspects of both myself and a larger realm. The poem “So Many Suns” explores these thoughts.


So Many Suns

So many suns outside these walls
lending rays to light the dark
super novas burning bright
casting shapes into my sight
each is a miracle to behold
against the odds they burn on
embers of the greater good
lending aid to my sheltered world.

I cheer them on in faint support
a single voice to lend my strength
limited by my cave’s cold walls
as troubles seek to douse their fire
their demise would chill my heart
so in response I’ll hold the line
nurture orbs of light’s fount
building forms on my wall.

These consorts will always be
companions of my history
to know them is the greatest tool
once in knowledge, twice revealed
towards this end the fires assist
through the door into my cave
I owe so much to these shapes
silhouettes enriched my life.

2016, Sean Green. All Rights Reserved, 20161015.