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Missing Notes

I now tell you of an ancient world; 
whose very essence became unfurled. 
Allowing apathy and hate to rend and tear, 
at the souls of the beings that lived down there. 

This happened such a very long time ago, 
that my recollections of it; they come and go. 
I speak of a people much like you and I, 
full of dreams, desires and visions; eager to try. 

They started to covet what the other one had; 
and greed fueled the flames of a people gone mad. 
Soon armies fought armies, over the color of one's skin, 
and decency fled the lost, those corrupted by greed's sin. 

Love became an unwanted burden when people chased after sex, 
loose morals, lustful appetites came gleefully next. 
Abortion took innocent souls and the notes that they sang, 
and angels wept for the music lost as God's toll bells rang. 

Others boarded the train on a one-stop ride, 
at break-neck speed to the station called Suicide, 
More fell to the wielding of gun, rope and knife, 
as murder claimed, sons, daughters, husbands and wives. 

Those beings soon forgot the notes that each of them played, 
and their world grew silent as the last musician left the stage. 
All was dark until the sweet notes of our rebirth, 
for now we sing happily on this planet called Earth. 

Each person has musical notes to be played, 
some loud, some soft, but not a one can we trade. 
Every note is unique and contained in our spirit, 
and released only when someone is willing to hear it. 

One day hopefully in our future, the music will come awake, 
we'll no longer know hatred and the sadness it makes. 
There will be no missing notes, we'd have learned from our past, 
for Earth's sweet tones will be resounding clearly at last! 


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  1. Date: 7/23/2012 8:01:00 AM
    Thankyou for your comments on my poetry but without the Holy Spirits guidance I could never even begin this art, you are tremendous in your writtings and may God bless you in your future endeavors. bob

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 7/23/2012 9:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I agree Bob without the Holy Spirit's guiding and teaching we would be stumbling around in the dark but He also teaches us to step out of our comfort zone and try. Love Jane
  1. Date: 7/4/2012 10:35:00 AM
    It was a pleasure to read your work! Lori

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 7/5/2012 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Lori, I am glad it struck a chord(no pun intended) with you. Love Jane
  1. Date: 7/4/2012 3:13:00 AM
    'Missing notes' - This is's kind of nostalgic to imagine what life would be like if everything and everyone acted without hatred and pride. But hope is what keeps humans going. Nice poem Jane!

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 7/5/2012 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So true Vicky hope does keep the banner flying, I just wish the flag did not look so tattered all the time. It never hurt to humble ourselves and get on our knees once in a while. It is hard to stumble on your knees but we can sure fall if we keep forgetting to put our best foot forward. Love Jane