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When I look through the curtain
 I see humanity's plight;
Our lives seem so uncertain
There’s little that is alright.
Yet out of confusion I come groping
To see a world dressed in bloom;
With my heart created for hoping
I find 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 I find there is no comforting;
But I always keep believing
Life is a miraculous thing.

Copyright © elizabeth wesley

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 11:37:00 AM
    God bless you, and your wonderful humanity and optimism! This is a tapestry of sorrow and hope, beautifully articulated, and you conclude with ' is a miraculous thing,' well you, dear Elizabeth, are a miraculous human being! BRAVO!! Love, Keith :)

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 8:12:00 AM
    I would only say that you have made a brilliant sketch of the realities without forgetting the real beauty which lies in Hopes after hopes and in believing that "But I think as the sun is setting, ………… All except the beauty of life". This is beautiful beyond words my friend. Great Poem and great lovable expressions. I have started a new Poem series based on the original work of my late father. Hope you would take time to read it. Love and best wishes…Ravindra …Elizabeth Wesley.

  1. Date: 4/9/2012 9:12:00 PM
    Liz, All i need is some hope... i love what you say at the end of your poem... thank you...always..pd

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:31:00 PM
    another thinker that I missed. When you find that way of forgetting all except the beauty of life..... clue me in on it will ya? and then again... nah... guess I'll have to take it as it comes and muse on it, grow some and write. Great poem Lizzie. and I like what Daver said too. He is one cool poet.

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 7:48:00 AM
    Indeed, for the pain that attacked us, life is a miraculous thing. A great message in such thoughtful rhymes :)

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 10:57:00 AM
    You take thru a sad story, to a befitting end with style. Great write as always, Liz

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 10:14:00 AM
    And then tomorrow came. But did it bring pleasure or pain. The hope that the sun will be shining. Will help us to survive the rain.

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 8:57:00 PM
    Keep that hope alive in your heart. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Karen

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 10:44:00 AM
    Yes, it's a struggle - this fight against negative feeling. There is one plus however - for me - and that is that these minor chords often lead one to go within. Enjoyed. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 9:07:00 AM
    A very nice piece that you have penned with this poem. Like Sara said the truth will be victorious in the end. love phyl

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 7:29:00 AM
    Very great work with truth woven into the tapestry..Enjoyed reading this morn..We know the ending that truth and right will end up the victors though...That is the great news..Thanks for stopping by...Your kind review was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 11/22/2011 12:21:00 AM
    VEry nicely said in the name of hope, Lizzie. WEll done.

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 9:16:00 PM
    There's a lot good goin' on out here, lot bad too. Open eyes, open minds, gettin' over the numbness of the obvious burdens and decidin' to live in spite, but not in hatefulness.... my stream of consciousness response to this po, thanks way muchly, elizabeth, namaste~N

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 8:11:00 PM
    brilliantly composed elizabeth..striking lines and stunning visuals .. sorry have been out of commission..had surgery on my right hand and now in steel plated cast for nerves to fuse back.. also carpel tunnel.. so not supposed to be typing but am sneaking on for a bit luv..

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 8:04:00 PM
    Dear Elizabeth I share you thoughts so well expressed....despite it all I find it an amazing world. Here I am congratulating you, just after you put paper to pen! Isn't that thrilling! Oh the wonder of it all, yes indeed life is a miraculous thing! X:) LT

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 7:17:00 PM
    sometimes i wonder who the enemies are. do they care , can they see whats really going on. God left us with one single command and they can't follow it. or see it for that matter. even the economist are either blind or not telling the truth. and in my daily walk with Him i wonder suspiciously about how much he is doing? is He delaying or hastening? it is a mystery. john

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 4:12:00 PM
    I believe Hope can sustain pain...So never loose hope! And it will help you to subside the pain.Very nice write Ye woman with hardened heart. :o)

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 2:28:00 PM
    Ah, yes, Lizzy, I am immersed in this write! I got hypnotized by the lyrical beauty in this poem! You've done exquisitely in this write!! I believe that there is still hope in everybody and in all situations! You just have to find it! This a great poem! I will keep it with me as I go throughout the day!! Terrific work!!

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 1:50:00 PM
    * "Something Wonderfully Familiar This Sound Resounding From The Depths of Your Precious Beauty * My Dear Sweet Gifted & Beautiful Elizabeth * I Surely Can Feel The Lovings Heart Within These Sincerely Spoken Words * Mingled With The Flavours of Sadness Beholding The of Told * Wrapped In Hopefuls Resolve * Yessss, Turn Ones Eyes Towards The Beautiful * My Luv to You Always * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/21/2011 12:47:00 PM
    There is always hope. Keep writing about it. Tony