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Stone For Sand

I had an obscure feeling when I arrived
But I could not tell what was brewing inside
All around was complete darkness overshadowed
by a radiant glowing light forcing its way from behind 
Surely it wasn’t a myth or a parable 
They were spoken words written in plain language 
positioned in the middle of sky for everyone to comply.
Two angels held a scroll in firm position watching 
the deceptive world straining under its conceited weight
gazing steadfastly upon them.
One was weeping the other smiling
and a third moving around in circles
scraping residue from dried up wells.
I could barely make out those words 
but the message was an explicit warning
to put away dissension and stabilize the crumbling world
It expressed that God is still in control.
The weeping angel took the scroll and landed on a rock 
She dips the scroll in the tainted green  sea water and wept
for hours in the middle of the sea on top of the solid rock
she tore up the wet soaked scroll and scattered it into the water. 
Suddenly a portion of the sky turned brick red, 
Forcing powerful men and women to fled
Heat penetrating their naked skins
melting their arrogance
tormenting their conscience
and pulling every substance from within. 
Men haggling over men 
women scrambling over women
powers dismantling powers
forcing the oppressors to comply
and throw their filthy garments aside.
The angles have spoken
multitudes of them robed in white raiment
appeared on land exchanging stones for sand.

                                                            ©2013 Christine Phillips

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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:00:00 PM
    Beautifully expressed poem you have penned. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 2:42:00 PM
    And thanks for your comment. Do you mean performing pieces as in poetry that music can be written to? I really would be interested in which ones you liked; if you would be so kind. :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:07:00 AM
    Loved the theme great work very visionary wonderful work I will come back and read this one again thank you for sharing it with me. also thank you for your comments on my poems. cheri

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 10:11:00 AM
    Very captivating,Christine. I enjoyed reading your message in this one. thanks for your comments. I need to leave the house or miss my gym class now!! But I am glad I saw this most recent of your posts.

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Hi Christine, A poignant write as I enjoyed reading this one.Thanks for stopping by my verse, Ken

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 9:15:00 AM
    A work speaking of your faith that right will win out in the end. How long will mankind have to wait though is the question. Enjoyed read This great powerful work today.Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 6:42:00 AM
    A great write Christine, bordering on the prophetic, hope people are listening, blessings Carl, oh thanks for reading mine.

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 11:33:00 AM
    Christine, what a marvel of a writing it is! So beautifully narrated so profoundly expressed! Unfortunately though not many will be tempted to let the light of your poem shine through their hearts! If however one takes the time to read and to understand it, greatly will he benefited!