I Am a Compatriot of Earthly Brothers
Olga Attovna Fedorova
I am a common citizen as others.
I am a compatriot of earthly brothers,
A common piece of clay in ‘coats of skin’,
To dwellers on the Earth akin.
As all the others I have a spark within
Which many people have it hidden in,
Or latent, or suppressed by a lower mind
That can discern no sparks of such a kind.
For some were born in comfort – ritual faith -,
Where all is known and one is only faced
With practicing repenting and church rites,
Obscuring his own inner sparks or lights.
I have my inner spark of flame, being free
From ignorance of dogma-faith or creed,
And after purifying thoughts and deeds,
Which every person seeking true path needs.
I am a common citizen as others,
I am a compatriot of earthly brothers,
Having a spark of flame within, to shine
For them to follow Brotherhood’s true line.
The above poem was published in the associated websites on 26 March 2022.
Olga A. Fedorova is a Russian theosophist and an associate of the Independent Lodge of Theosophists. She lives in her dacha near Moscow. She is also the editor of the Russian language blog www.RussianTheosophist.com.