Do You Still Believe In Santa Claus?
by Board Member Art Roscoe
Do you still
believe in Santa Claus
Though perhaps with lingering doubts?
Have you questioned
What it's dogma's all about?
What mysteries lie in the cosmos,
In their vastness of time and space?
Though our earthbound bodies are
Do our spirits stay rooted to place?
Philosophers have pondered these
And angels on a pin
While scientists have offered proof
When asked "How'd it all begin?"
through all the great confusion
That these questions seem to bring
Great Shamans smile and pen their verse
For the Universe to sing;
For as they
and all Wise Women know
True wisdom don't come cheap.
A man must put his past behind
let his ego sleep;
And only then is he prepared
To plumb soul's deep dark ways,
And given time, his eye may clear
To see beyond the haze,
the gift that only he
Can give to all the rest,
The thing that transcends
And trumps all religions' tests.
So he now returns with confidence
To step into the world
And finds mostly adolescents
In their fetal crouches
But lest we all abandon hope
Shouting "Bring on the sixth extinction!"
souls" grow in strength each day
And serve all with great distinction.
give up on Santa Claus
In his bright red shaman clothes;
metaphor remains intact
As up through the smoke hole he goes.