From the glass bowl of souls,
God took one string of being,
and sewed the heart pieces into one.
New life created, illuminated it with a soft glow.
The heart, energetic and awake,
felt vulnerable and exposed,
and requested God for a cover,
fearing harshness it could not take.
So He created a maze,
for the heart to hide in,
leaving only an eye-window open,
allowing it, at times, to gaze.
The eye-piece watery and bright,
from showing love,hate, anger and pain
requested God for two shoulders
to share some of its plight.
So He created shoulders broad,
for the eyes to rest once in a while.
It helped display pride and strength,
and in times of need, to gently prod.
The shoulders, despite their might
were tired of the task bestowed on them,
and requested God for two hands,
to share some of their plight.
So He created hands two,
to hug and comfort a friend.
With polite and friendly shakes,
they shared the shoulders' load too.
The hands, weary of the shakes
with every soul-maze they met,
requested God for a thick skin,
to reduce the connections they made.
He finally created a thick skin,
with a sharp tongue to go along with it,
sealing his delicate maze in this secure cage,
leaving no trace of the soul to be seen.
The multi-layered man faced the world,
confident and brisk,
while the soul lost in its maze,
tries to get its voice heard.
The process of discovering new and unexpected layers in a person motivates me to keep finding out more about them. Just when I think I have figured someone out completely, Bham! They surprise me with something new.
Layers in short, is the way I perceive my friends and acquaintances.