“The camaraderie of the soul inhibits and exhibits when withdrawn from the spirit.
The camaraderie of the soul is easily inducted into the hall of infamy,
is difficult to polish for to shine in the hall of fame.
The camaraderie of the soul adjusts to its surroundings on starting a new beginning –
whether at the tipping point of a dusk or of a dawn.
The camaraderie of the soul needs training in its preferences for the selections to be instilled if it:
is to find its way to majesty;
is to forsake the darkness it knows so well.
The camaraderie of the soul is a strange acquaintance of the spirit,
for it can bite and snap,
it can holler,
scream and shout,
it can be quiescent while the spirit is rejoicing,
it can be blackened in its speech when in a swirling cesspit,
it can be purified in essence when the spirit reigns.
The camaraderie of the soul can embarrass both the spirit and the body,
can shame both the spirit and the body,
can disgrace in waiting both the spirit and the body as they seek to recover from the wounding of a wounded soul.
The camaraderie of the soul needs assistance with learning how to trust,
with learning whom to trust,
with acquiring knowledge of the flavour of the truth.
The camaraderie of the soul needs forbearance as it attempts to climb where it may not have been before,
where the feet are uncertain of their placement,
where the hands are uncertain of the grip,
where the mouth can hurl obscenities in the shadows and blessings in the sunlight.
The camaraderie of the soul should not be over-polished so it sees the image known from yesterday,
rather should it focus on the clarity of the vision as reflected:
that which can be enlarged into the morrow with the steps into eternity and the handclasp of God.
The camaraderie of the soul seeks guidance as it clears its decks of clutter,
as it clears the holds of lies,
as it clears the smoke stack of its smoke,
as it clears the portholes of the hiding knaves,
as it polishes the engine room for new voyages of discovery,
as it clears and purges all in preparation with a new captain at the helm.
The camaraderie of the soul sails a certain sea when fitted with a compass which is true,
with a captain who knows the harbour at the journey’s end:
with all the inbound hidden rocks,
with all the whirlpools and the whirlwinds,
with all that which would impale a soul and parade its very being.
The camaraderie of the soul may need a change of crew,
together with the stripping of the barnacles,
so the intended anchorage may be safe and sure and the voyage not delayed along the way.
So the greeting of the spirit and the body may bring unity of purpose inclusive of the soul.”