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Below is the poem entitled Excuses which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Now that Christmas is all over and the new year has begun,
We look back upon the old one, wondering what we could have done
To have made it better and to have brought a lasting peace.
If we had truly loved each other we might have found the way to cease

All the wars and all the mayhem that have plagued our weary world.
We long to walk this Earth in safety with our flag of peace unfurled.
Two thousand years ago You answered with your gift from up above.
In our willful disobedience, we destroyed our “Perfect Love”.

Excuses?  Lord, we have none, for it is a dreadful fact
We destroyed Perfect Solution with rebellious, hideous act.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 1/17/2013 6:58:00 AM
    So true Joyce. Congrats to you!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:00:00 PM
    Joyce, Congratulations, a wonderful win*SKAT

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 4:44:00 PM
    As always excellent message, congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 3:12:00 PM
    The dream of a world of perfect love..I will dream on with you Joyce! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:37:00 PM
    I see you placed. BIG congrats, Joyce.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 8:02:00 AM
    congrats on your win Joyce

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Joyce, xxx

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:51:00 PM
    Joyce, nice to see you on Susan's winning list... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 9:35:00 PM
    A great way to do the Excuses contest, Joyce. Gosh , where have you been? I don't seem to see you that much anymore. Hope the new year is treating you well, my friend.

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Response to your comment: Happy in my dreams but live on I miss that man of mine.... thanks for your comment on my poem. It is hard to find a particular poet when you want to on the Soup. As for your poem here: I have to agree, Excuses, we have them, but nothing worthy. Perfect love seems a far fetched idea these days, but wouldn't it be lovely to live in a world with perfect love. Enjoyed your poem.