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My conscience looks through the curtain
And I see humanity's plight;
Our lives seem so uncertain
There is little that’s alright.
Yet out of confusion comes groping
To see world clothed in bloom
My heart is created for hoping
It finds no comfort in gloom.

We see from boundary to border
That humanity wars with each race;
With rebellion and irate disorder
We exist in a shameful place.
But I think as the sun is setting
I could embrace peace without strife;
For my mind needs a way of forgetting
All except the beauty of life.

I knew from childhood's beginning
We live in a season of woe;
With suffering, sadness and sinning
For my conscience told me so.
The truth of it all is so tragic
I wept for all that was wrong;
Then by the art of sweet magic
My heart found a new song.

The years keep coming and going
A jumble of pleasure and pain;
But the sadness I feel is showing
That evil is on the gain.
My heart should now be grieving
For there's no comforting;
But I always keep on believing
Life is a miraculous thing.

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  1. Date: 6/8/2012 3:46:00 PM
    ' heart is created for hoping,' '...all except the beauty of life,' '...I always keep on believing,' again, your optimism is showing. Four verses of compassion, hope and belief despite the sadness and sorrow we all experience from time to time. Your maturity and depth know no bounds. I am proud to know you.

  1. Date: 11/20/2011 6:52:00 PM
    keep Hope alive!

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 7:32:00 AM
    Amen....and Amen again. Hi Elizabeth...curious if u ever reached the Wesley Press? Hope they aren't too big to talk to us Let me know. You'd be an awesome writer for their inspirational devotionals...Hope all is going well....Appreciate your comments...a lot. :) Thanx so much. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 6:15:00 PM
    love and hate that's what we have in common. great work. i cannot denigh this. john

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 3:35:00 PM
    Consiliatory existance. You've said it very well. Line by line and rythemicly, you've truly rung the bell. I think most of us are amazed. How you do it time after time. These beautiful phrases of heartfelt life you tell in clever rhyme.

  1. Date: 11/12/2011 10:34:00 PM
    Yes, my friend, you rightly have said, life is a miraculous thing given by God. Our human civilization has to go ahead in time more and more to make us mature where the value of life will hold better than the present World. World is moving towards perfection, so, it will be, but takes time. Thanks for your nice poem, many things you told, it will take time to understand, my friend. So nice of you. bl

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 5:21:00 PM
    We must believe that there is always good out in the world. Life is a miraculous thing. Excellent write. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 10:17:00 AM
    Lizzy, you are producing superior quality writes, as you usually do! I really enjoyed this poem, and the title fits the poem very well!! Thank you for sharing this fantastic work!!

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 9:19:00 AM
    one of your best writes, and one of my favorites..well done.....TAH

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 6:50:00 AM
    Wow, Elizabeth.. Your a truly wisdom brain.. I love the second last stanza... incredibly meaningful... :)

  1. Date: 11/11/2011 2:05:00 AM
    Very well written, Liz. Always keep your hopes high dear.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 10:28:00 PM
    Yet another well written poem believing that there is good still out there- JH

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 8:44:00 PM
    Good to have that enduring faith that something good is on the horizon. This poem shows that clearly in the end!

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:56:00 PM
    It does seem the world has lost track of what is good, at times, but I hold to the hope that we are in a cycle that will burn itself out, and that things will seem brighter for our children and children's children. What a deep poem of a feeling we all get from time to time.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:44:00 PM
    Well now Elizabeth... I think you have outdone yourself in the clarity of your meaning and description of what many are not able to desccribe. An excellent flow and laced with emotion. I am impressed though not surprised at your talent that shows forth in this piece.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:44:00 PM
    I think as you say it is a world awash in all types of problems Lizzie, however it's good to enjoy the oppertunity's that lift your soul, and that you remind us of so well in the last lines you write...

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:38:00 PM
    Be beautiful. Tony

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 5:12:00 PM
    A write of much depth, too with much meaning and truth my friend. You always express your emotions and thoughts so well.

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 4:43:00 PM
    * “One Beautiful Truth I Always Find Amid Your Precious Beauty * My Dear Sweet Beautiful Elizabeth * Amongst Quite A Few Colourful & Vibrant Flowers of Perfumed Fragrance * In This The Beautiful Bouquet of You * The Depth Dipped Passion & Sincerity It Seems * Ever Searching the Heart Whileas Pouring Your Timeless Endless Soul Upon These Brilliant Poetic Canvas' In Which Your Beauty Paints * I Could Go Into An Extended Thought In Regards to This Your Treasures Muse, Yet * All That I Shall Say Is That In The Valley, The Clay Remains the Same * Your Loveliness Upon The Other Hand * Grows Brighter & More Beautiful Everyday * My Luv, Always * Sarah.” *

  1. Date: 11/10/2011 4:30:00 PM
    You are an eternal optimist Elizabeth....great write!