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Come Raging Fire

Come, raging fire, and cleanse from my soul that
 “Greatest” of all words … HOPE.
 I have seen the detritus of this life and have known
 The grandest of songs and still  
I am left wanting. A blackness gapes within my heart,
 A place of infinite sorrows
 Where nightmares would go to die, and still I have not
 Glimpsed the darkest of you,
 The seed that you sew, and that has thus been implanted
 Into this thing called humanity
 That keeps us raging, that keeps us steadfast in completing 
A self-fulfilling prophesy that only
 Propagates, that thing called sorrow. So take this blade … this cold
 Thing that we all know of as hate
 And plunge it with all haste into the vortex that is “never ending”. 
Show it the home that it left …. 
Millennia ago by your choosing and bring it back with all wrath
 To the place that sent it seeking. 
For the children of man want you not for anything but reminiscence,
 And know this, that though
The darkness may reign it wouldn’t be there without the light,
 And with a quickness all that you Know
 Can be erased. So bring forth lightning and bring forth thunder,
 Spew out your arrogance for all to know
Let the earth tremble at the sound of your name but know that within you …. There is a soul.

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  1. Date: 8/1/2011 9:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Ryland. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 6:28:00 PM
    Congrats Ryland on your featured poem this week on PS...hope u are well luv as we all share in this delightful read ..luv..

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 11:34:00 PM
    Wow such a battle of human nature her, there is so fine a line between love and hate. To lose hope in nature brings deepest of blackness with it - nice piece of penning!

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 12:59:00 PM
    SOUP MAIL, RYLAND!! :) nette

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 12:31:00 PM
    Soup mail answered, Ryland

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 12:26:00 PM
    Soup Mail Ryland..hope your day is going well..

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 5:10:00 AM
    Soup Mail Ryland.. a fantastic blog u have 'raved' on this Monday luv..

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 10:05:00 AM
    Soup Mail Ryland...

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:21:00 AM
    a reflective, intricate piece that reminds me of the values of hope and human goodness.. well-penned, ryland! warmest, nette

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:09:00 AM
    Deeply intense Ryland.. a special piece of poetry from the depths of soul and the intensity of heart my friend... the darness may reign it wouldn't be there without the light.. a fabulous line luv.. enjoyed this happy Sunday .. your wonderful creativity ..

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 6:20:00 AM
    Well written and constructed... enjoyed my friend....Michael

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 4:30:00 AM
    And you said my poem was good.. What a very deep read. Thank you for writting this it was very much enjoyed by me I love it's depth

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 4:06:00 AM
    Ahh, the beauty when you harness rage into focus. F-ing intense!