Still the wheel spins… Song 259

The feeling of sickness passes. My eyes open in a jolt. Is this real? Am I awake? I feel my body vibrate. The intensity increases and the sickness returns. I feel like every atom in my body wants to break their chains. I open my mouth to scream, but no sound comes forth. Every word, sound, picture, being, star, planet, atom and quark flash before my eyes and ears. All in one instant, the universe reveals itself to me. Everything that ever was. Everything that ever will be. All that exists now. Every secret whispered to a childhood friend. Every declaration from empty mountain tops. Every thought not dared to speak. Everything that is anything. Suddenly, I see how it all works. How it fits. How it all matters. Every last bit of it matters. It all works together as one. I am not alone. I am not separate. Everything I am is part of everything else.

The vibrations fade. I fall to the ground as if I were floating. I am awake. I find myself at the end of the cave. How long had I been traveling? Did I go anywhere? I must have, I am on the other side of the mountain now. I hear birds. I smell the ocean. I feel reborn. I emerge a new person. I know. I know what I couldn’t know before.

Song 259: “The Spinning Wheel”

I see visions of the universe
I see how the pieces fit
Circles within circles
Spinning teeth make the gears turn

Still the wheel spins

Atom by atom
Fundimental connections made
Every part tied to every piece
Everything set in it’s place

Still the wheel spins

Darkness fades and I wake up
Was it all just a dream

Still the wheel spins


from bellum spirituale – September 2016, track released September 15, 2016
Written, recorded and performed by Matthew Sams

Author: matthewsams

Matt Sams is an American singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Chicago area. He has been playing music since childhood and is now in the process of writing, recording and releasing a new song every day of 2014. Keep up to date on the progress by following Matt on Twitter @Somnistatic

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