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An Act Of Birth, Is An Act OF Dying

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An Act Of Birth, Is An Act OF Dying

Blackness moving slowly into light!

becoming one existance

The stars gather like flocks of birds.

See the colors mix and mingle

Creating the perfect shades of colors, the

most beautiful blue and yellow.

Funny how words could form such a savage thing.


These islands come apart

Gods fingers pulling them into various directions

By his very words they are released.

Morning and nights wed, but they are never

essembled as one.


Out of some experiment called love?

To see us form into flesh and blood

And obeying of water slowly, a piece of dirt


Spreading as far as the eyes can see

Its water circled the new dirt, and calm and 

sometimes sea's prevail!

Birth of nations!


The beautiful green, red, yellow, orange and

other shades of our humanity, vibrant fields I seek

and found before the eyes of the almighty.

New species arise, what perfection...


The heavens speak of many moods, and speaks

to us to know the time, are signs and marks of seasons.

Our days and years combined to reason. Two emotions.

One to sleep and the other to wake, His return on earth cometh

as lightening

And will cease the same by partened clouds and running

horseman, out of the clouds into earth.

And then the ocean filled with the wild and tamed

 A whisper into their hearts and souls to multiply

and above the sea which holds the sky, movements of

graceful wings sour the clouds freely, and glide beneath

a wise space

Below a newly born star.....




Atlas!  the earth has formed to paint these?

and soon our hands which once held silence

and our hearts held peace! this is good

The earth is spinning, the oceans flowing, our blood passing

the woman exist, our beast wondering, the friut so bright!

This is good!  Out of the garden. The murder of innosence

Into our ever lasting taste for flesh, obsession and power

Our need for greed and death! The birth of sin!



Atlas! the setting and rising, our beating hearts

and pulse which slows its rythem by the generations

Generations fade.. nearly rythemless life beats as the dying rose

Entering winter.


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  1. Date: 6/8/2011 3:53:00 PM
    A different look at life and its beginnings. Vince

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 6:19:00 AM
    Such an interesting train of thought! Thanks so much for your kind words, I believe on the poem The Sowing, might I ask you to tell me what you gleaned from the verse in soup mail please? What did it say to you and what do you think I was saying? The above verse is very good in concept just the page and line layout could use a tweak & check the spell on innocence. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/1/2010 8:10:00 PM
    This is epic. You must have worked so hard on it, Derrick. You have a true poet's spirit. Luv, Andrea ps Oh, boy, the guy below gave you a 1. So sorry about that for you. But nobody really cares about this rating system anyway (do they?)!!

  1. Date: 3/27/2010 2:55:00 AM
    The poem flows freely and abundantly like a stream of life. Creative write, derrick. Appreciate your kind comment to my poem: Father and Son. (^_^) Noel.

  1. Date: 3/23/2010 7:31:00 AM
    I gave you a rating of 1number one because I think this is an excerlent poem but I don't know if one is the best or seven is either way I meant to say I think this is an excelent write hope you send more Bernie

  1. Date: 3/20/2010 12:18:00 PM
    Derrick, i doubt there are many well written free verse writes such as this, its splendidly written > thank you for your ever kind comments on my poems, much appreciated >> James

  1. Date: 2/12/2010 10:04:00 AM
    Derrick, I enjoyed reading and thinking about creation, spirituality, humanness, and expressed and sometimes implied within these words. Life is full. And God loves. (soup mail) Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 2/5/2010 7:53:00 AM
    Very well-written. I love the form! Congrats!

  1. Date: 2/1/2010 8:41:00 AM
    Wonderful poetry you have penned for us. I love the creative style you have chosen. I really must try this. I want to thank you for your comment on my poem, Pegassus, The Winged Steed, a mythological story. A new found interest of mine, timeless tales of the Gods. I hope you will be entering some of your poetry in the contests I sponsor. I like mini contests, with limited enteries. The contest now, is called I am Strong, another starts soon should you miss this one....

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 1:36:00 PM
    Very awesome write bringing out the wonder and beauty of God's creation. The loss of innocence came with the desire for love that was not ready, premature, that didn't wait for the Almighty's blessing. We would all be of a much stronger caliber without the weight of sin. Someday I believe we'll get there and humans will be as beautiful as creation. Very inspiring write, Derrick. Thanks for your comments on my poems today. Have a great weekend yourself. Caroline.

  1. Date: 1/30/2010 11:46:00 AM
    Good job.Can't wait to read more of your poems.

  1. Date: 1/29/2010 3:16:00 PM
    Wonderful write and going to my favz..(Where are your other poems?:)),,Charma

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 10:12:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 2:11:00 PM
    Derrick, a wonderful write indeed. The imagery is so vibrant, a great way of describing the begining. Welcome to Poetry Soup. Caryl

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 2:27:00 AM
    Wow! Derrick, This is an impressive poem. It is well written, and captivating. Excellent. (Thank you for reading and commenting on my poetry.) Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/25/2010 1:07:00 AM
    a very good piece, well written, thanks for your kind comments God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 12:03:00 PM
    Excellent! Many awesome lines, Derrick. It goes to my favs! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 11:38:00 AM
    Now, thats what I call an epic poem. I really enjoyed reading it. I am going to assume you are new to the soup, with only two poems posted and my first contact with you, so welcome, dear heart.. and please check your soup mail...and thanks so much for your comment on my poetry

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 10:54:00 AM
    wow, you don't post much, but when you do! Great great write with amazing structure, congrats congrats

  1. Date: 1/24/2010 1:14:00 AM
    Brilliant visual. Thanks for sharing.