No coward this white train
That dared to speak a virgin’s mind
Stripped, to the abuser’s rule
That sought to quash
Dissent in journeys’ end
It’s flaming red still trails the skies
A freer voice than iron ways
Where iron minds, entitled
Lay down iron roads
Within the minds and tongues of
Those who cannot within their minds
Travel by themselves…
Unliveried, red-bled, she waits,
White naked, now exposed
To be dressed by another
Competing groom, approved
Who also runs the rival line
Nestled beneath the lying blue motion
Of a choice that somehow vanished
©Stephen Tanham 2020
Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit teaching school of modern mysticism that helps people find a personal path to a deeper place within their internal and external lives.
The Silent Eye provides home-based, practical courses which are low-cost and personally supervised. The course materials and corresponding supervision are provided month by month without further commitment.
Steve’s personal blog, Sun in Gemini, is at stevetanham.wordpress.com.