THE RISING TORCH
by Robert Gresak
The banners of the army of light
have everywhere been unfurled,
the spirit of freedom-justice and goodwill
is racing around the world.
The malignant powers can no longer hide
as the power for good-truth and love gathers force
and will not be denied.
All over the Earth rage the storms of conflict
as evil strives for light and that good to evict.
In every nation is chaos-destruction and conflagration,
ugliness-violence and hatred,
negative forces are rampant and their goals
are ever the capture of men's souls.
Yet vast numbers arise in vehement protest
voicing their frustrations in an ocean of unrest.
I tell you-humanity is on the march
holding aloft truth, beauty and loves torch./
The choking smoke and fire of many a battle
still lies ahead
but the great numbers of illumined souls
will be divinely led./
It contains the secret of the ages.
Written upon its indelible pages
is the wisdom of a thousand sages.
Well and truly hidden it remains
and never can it bear blemish or stains.
Only when the one concerned obtains
by dint of years long persevering effort
the key to access it will be granted
into its awesome reality.
This mysterious place is not distant
or of no consequence or irelevant,
it is so very real-so very near
and though so hidden feels every joy,
knows every sad tear.
Man himself is the receptacle
and its alter is forever divinely lit.
The place - his eternal purest spirit