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Where Fools Rush In

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Where Fools Rush In

This is where I come to cry....
I hold my breath, my mouth is dry
with dreadful words too hard to tell

This is where I come to kneel
The grave where flesh and stone and steel
lie fused as one
A shrine we mourn and shed our tears
and pray for peace
to One who hold the earth in place

The sound of pain blows in the wind
I lift my eyes up high, to Him
and, there I see where dark wings flew
We did not know the world would fall 
It came to pass where there is hate 
we learned too late to change the end

The smoke will drift as new winds blow
Where does it go, those waves of war?

No one knows ....the time, ..the place, or when, 
but it will come, and that is sure
once more with shores to seek and scores to keep
 ....and then, and then, and then, ....
more will weep!...Will it be here... will it be there? 
Will there be war, on far off shores?
Or at our door?
War for them, and war for us, and one by one, and on and on, it goes and goes 
There is the rush to win a race, of war and pain, and war will gain and gain,
to rain more tears .. 
How will it end...?   The end of man...?  Is that our fate...?

Bow down the heart, for man has made a rule of war
Bow down the heart, for man has made us fools for war
Will sun and moon and stars look down, and look for proof ...
                                                               of why the world went  ......poof ?  



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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 9:29:00 PM
    Carrie, a very nice win in David's "one to one" contest~ :-) PD

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:13:00 PM
    Carrie, I know where you're coming from and I hope writing is therapeutic. Feelings feed the pen. And, I often wonder about the same thing. This is far from dark and dreary,like Poe, but it finds a place that people hide inside, when wondering about the end. RAY

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 2:51:00 PM
    dark, yes, but it's a Wow!!! GREAT way to do this challenge, Carrie.

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 7:07:00 AM
    WOW. I don't even have words for how stunning this poem is! Big congratulations - Adding this gem to my favourites.

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 12:34:00 AM
    Amazing write Carrie! Very profound. It's ironic how mankind strives for peace and yet sreams for war - indeed the scores are kept. Well articulated. Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 11:04:00 PM
    This is one of my favorites in the winner's circle Carrie. If one day a huge majority want peace, we will have it. I am optimistic in humanity, but alas l won't live to see it. Wonderful winning poem. Kudos!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 2:58:00 PM
    great write Carrie ....congrats on your win....

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Wonderful write,very deep and thought provoking...Congrats on your super win in this contest...Good job,Carrie.....

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:49:00 PM
    An excellent write on a serious topic. Man is indeed fools to want to wage war - only the lines are drawn at different places each time, all taking a turn at waging war. Congratulations on your win, Carrie. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:32:00 PM
    wonderfully penned with intense and significant theme... loved it ...congrats carrie...

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Carrie congratulations on your placement, you did a wonderful job here and I hope we don't just go 'poof'....David

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 7:41:00 PM
    great writing! thought provoking. what i expect from poets. T.S.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 6:42:00 PM
    About halfway through reading this poem, I wondered if it was for David's 'one-syllable' contest. I am very impressed that you pulled-off this entire poem using only one-syllable words, especially considering the heavy theme. You don't need luck to place in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Just reading around the soup for a bit of inspiration. I found it here. Fantastic write, my friend. Well done.

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:38:00 PM
    awesome thought provoking write, Carrie - congrats on your wins : ) Thanks for your kind words, my friend

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 5:01:00 PM
    Another gem from your pen Carrie. Yhought provoking.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 4:58:00 PM
    What a pleasure!! : ) It's been a long time since my last visit; your poetry remains the same: outstanding and unbeatable! Im sorry but i have to fav. this one. : ) Electric-breathtaking flow through these very well penned lines, dear Carrie! (Alliteration as its best!). Have a wonderful 2013, dear friend! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 4:14:00 PM
    Such a very thought provoking poem. Questions I'm sure many of us would love answers too. I sit at home, watch the news and think, why? Why would one man feel it's right to take anothers life just because they don't believe as they do? It makes no sense...though I guess it's not really meant to. The Bible tells us there will be wars and rumors of wars....sorry didn't mean to write a book. I feel this poem in my soul...and I too have no answers. Enjoyed the read !! Blessed be !!