Ashes and Dust

These days, true wisdom has no place.
The human herd no longer perseveres
as if a highest good, or even grace
were pertinant. So troubled by their fears,
no search for truths transcendent is their goal,
nor breathless quest, to learn Self's inner light
exhilerates or illustrates a soul
no longer thrilled or tantalized by flight.
Correctness chills the passion's will to soar
and all but kills avidity to climb
the upturned path, to master and explore.
Where is the heart to tilt the paradigm
then breach the backlash storm of men's dissent
to rinse the mind in wine of God's intent?