Poems. Prayers & Promises

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

War


I never understood
When the darkness came
That I could live
Without blindness
That the more I saw
I could accept the peace
Which passes understanding.

The world got darker
Without light
Shadows of evil
Of souls oblivion
And binding.

How did I let this happen?
Was I not ready for the battle?
Was I not aware of you?
Perhaps I was blind,
Closed my eyes,
To your light
And kindness.

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Written for Poetry Jam

12 comments:

  1. it is a danger...seeing too much and letting the darkness overwhelm what light we have....cling to that light, for it will surely beat back the darkness

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  2. The world is getting darker alright. We have lost our way in the thicket of materialism and secularism!

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  3. nice one...yep its growing darker by the day

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  4. Definitely there IS a way out of darkness....if we open ourselves to the light. Strong message in your words, Alan.

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  5. He is always there to show us the way...

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  6. there is light at the end hopefully..........though light and darkness..part of life and battle is unending.....nicely done

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  7. The darkness and the light, the ying and yang of life.

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  8. I like the way you examine both darkness and light in this along with the role of the observer. Thank you for participating and posting!!

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  9. The introspection of this poem appeals to me, as it is in seeing within that we see more clearly without. Love this poem, kiddo! Great topic!

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  10. Light and kindness...oh that we may see it! Beautiful Alan.

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  11. I love the spirituality in your words ....

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  12. Alan, I love the shape and sounds of your poem :-) And the message is so true, we have to open ourselves to the light to see it

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