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As cold as the world is at times
you would never think of
committing the same act as 
history records.
Because the light at the bottom
of the door is shining
Bright and calling out for
someone to turn the knob.
We are known for crowning
the prince with his reward
for the truth; injustice for 
that time and era.
Prayers were once going 
towards heaven as a wild bird
Trying to hear clearly as He heard
Wanting the same calling for this
time and era.
If so, be prepared for blood
Try not to think of the sounds
who wish to exploit your insanity
If its insanity, lets call it 
Sanity, then die because you know
Or live in insanity and never know.

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  1. Date: 6/21/2011 7:05:00 AM
    Wonderfully written, derrick, especially the last three lines! thanks again for commenting on my poem "Growing old".

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 1:54:00 AM
    good one, Of course insanity is subjective, isn't it.

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 11:59:00 AM
    Derrick, i must say this is truly a nice one, i really enjoyed it and i thank you for your comment on my poetry SALVE A CHILD.Marvel Godwyn

  1. Date: 5/17/2011 4:34:00 AM
    I am stopping by your wonderful poetry today to read and thank you for your kind comments Derrick. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 6:15:00 PM
    Derrick, This is an exceptional effort. You'd think mankind would learn, but I would fear fo a return just yet. Man is still having growing pains and has a fear of the light beneath the door instead of an anxious and open heart. Good to see you writing again! RAY

  1. Date: 11/15/2010 2:05:00 PM
    Who is to say what is sane or insane? I like the way you infer the execution of Christ with your imagery, Derrick. A psychologist once told me that doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different outcome is one definition of insanity. I try to remember this as I bait and rebait my hook, trying to catch fish. (little joke) Excellent poem and it's great to see you posting new work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/14/2010 2:06:00 PM
    enjoyed reading your work and thanks for your comment!

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 12:48:00 PM
    The laST two lines sums up your thoughts on Thorns, derrick