Below are the all-time best Les Pruitt poems as chosen by PoetrySoup members
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Skittles and a soda
against a gun in its holster?
One day that scream
will be known as a teen
not a heinous lying Fein
What a sinister ploy and twist
with a loaded gun and no fist?
Had everyone sitting and waiting
doomed by a verdict just delaying
Was this just an optical illusion
or, a devious planned conclusion?
Now, this generation too afraid
wearing hoodies will get you dead
But, the Klan was still glad
hoodies they've always had
A verdict they too saw,
ushering in martial law
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Politicians' greed seems to hover
Over our lives, a simmering cover
Separation of Church and State?
Satan planned mankind's fate
As in the days of Noah, sin did hover
Over their land like locusts do cover
The faithful do not fret what is hovering
By HIS Blood, the Lord is still covering
Our leaders refuse to make a deal
When enthralled by Satan's Will
Politics, and selfish greed
Failing our Nation's need
Obama-Care, a change that's fair
Or, struggling against Satan's lair?
But, ye faithful remember the heavens hover
Till horns blow clearing clouds that do cover.
edited: 6 Aug 2013 - 8:22pm
25 Sep 2013 - 8:13pm
Copyright © 2012
(A Purpose So Clear)
Like children we fear
In secret a somber tear
Like learning to walk
Babies listen to talk
And reach for a hand
To help them stand
This too, we all must do
By HIS Hand made anew
Copyright © 2008 #03
4/12/2008 // (Edited: 1/22/2013/lp
(a historical glimpse of humanity's rise)
*This poetic epic begins with the
greatest sin against humanity
*This poem is dedicated to all
serving and protecting the
¨Basic Rights of Mankind¨
Once, mankind was forgiven from sin
but continue to embrace it like a trend
After the Flood many nations strolled
some didn´t want true history told
All mankind has got to realize
humanity had been vandalized
A few condemmed HIM to a Cross
and mankind became a hope lost
His testimony was like no other
a promise bonding men as brothers
So, was it hate, shame or pride?
The Shroud of Turin now abide
Something embedded itself into minds
their egos separated mankind thru time
From images of Christ to the Sphinx
mankind altered their faces with ink
Societies increased across the land
but some became marauding bands
Enslaved many to learn their ways
called indentured servants nowadays
Learning finally opened many minds
forbidden to most throughout time
Conquering became a lust
many thought they must
Barbarians embraced warfare
believing in war over prayer
Some journeyed to build
but most decided to steal
Robbing nations precious gold
slaughtering the young, and old
another story that was not told
Saw oppressing others was nice
ensnared some as their sacrifice
Oppression increased in the land
because of the barbarian's plan
Their business began to boom
and corruption shot to the moon
America, land of morality and hope
still someone was signing for dope
Capital´ism made a few very rich
sin and immorality, Islam tried to fix
paganism and Communism a glitch
a conflict to shove Christianity in a ditch
Old governments embraced the Klan
still got history's blood on their hand.
Kept society busy with Santa Claus
knowing its origin is spiritually false
They knew global warming was real
maybe too late, this just sent a chill
Interested learning secrets of the brain
Drug gangs driving societies insane
Kids with little future left in sight
hopes dwindled like the Knight
Then, later came Robin Hood
with good news from the wood
Someone revived human rights
still, some decided not to fight
No need for humantarian crises
diabolical plans rolling the dices
These sinful plans between hands
slaughtering the lambs of the land
We need to fix this mess
before we come to rest
Most of world history twisted
some are now rying to fix it
For some Nations, it was too late
capital'ism quickly sealed their fate
Africa was a continent very rich
...now realizing it is in a ditch
never should´ve trusted Mitch
I even heard the Rossette Stone
was hidden in someone´s home
The secrets of Giza
painted in Mona Liza
Even the Eyptian Sphinx
tried to give mankind a wink
now hides her missing links
And, the pyramids contained a sacred Key
stolen by those not wanting us to be free
Someone hide Pandora´s Box
with final desination Fort Knox
Even, saw the Bible's Holy Grail
shipped by Fed-Ex Express Mall
Most gold, and precious artifacts
was found stolen, and hijacked
It´s hard for most to understand
they kept us busy with their plan
So, in this life we must cast our vote
moving forward with faith and hope
Those affected have become a scorn
got them hungry from dusk to dawn
World economies causing a recess
ego and pride got us in a big mess
The Middle East became a feast.
I wonder who planned that piece?
They say Mohammed started this fuss.
through history who dare finger Guss?
These differences in world religions
still affecting mankind's decisions
Humanity began in Africa and Irak
but millions destituted in a shack
The Americas to China has similiar pain
but yrants' view them as a social stain
And, there was oil for food
but someone became rude
So, once again East meets West
fighting over another treasure chest
Expenses reaching trillions
recovery costing billions
death in the millions
The greatest gift is charity
why concentrate on disparity?
We need to fix this mess
or earth soon to rest
Mismanagement of world funds
resources available by the tons
The poor and depair need more
still someone's locking the door
Feeling no guilt with pride
and the fortunes they hide
Corruption and terrorism sown
by a few of government´s own
Someone´s selfish plans ahead
have now made us very afraid...
maybe baked or nuked instead
Distitute's nourishment is baked dirt
nothing else or their stomachs hurt
Most of the time with nothing to eat
weeping for a peaceful night sleep
The 3 pathways to Heaven are narrow
selfish can learn from the sparrow.
When the next ATOM splits and divide
some gonna try to run and hide
knowing they deceived many and lied
So, don´t worry about a thing tonight
soon GOD will make things alright
Then, all children will be able to play
The Prince of Peace will come to stay
So, remember before it´s over
they too needed a shoulder
Copyright © 2009 #233
01/20/2009 // edited: 11/11/2012
(a new way)
-To Live And Pray-
On a brisk 2008 & 2012 Winter´s Day
Americans voted and joined to pray.
Changing its history
for a better humanity.
Freedom´s regal souls
braved 2 days so bold!
Renewing Dr Martin L. King's dream
uniting an American nation it seem.
A day etched in infamy
for all humanity to see.
taking a stand
on its blood soaked land.
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A New Dawn in His Glory
foretold in a biblical story
Coming for those preparing
skyward we will be starring
Like descending parachutes
sounds of trumpets and flutes
Captivating our hearts
giving us a new start
A New Dawn is coming
listen, nature is humming
Idelology clashing blows
a tale between 2 foes
Revelations foretold a day
when more begin to pray
World events getting crazier
humanity's future hazier
Waiting on ONE to stop this mess
or, were we just another lab test?
Copyright © 2008 #138
(commitment for life)
We are not sure where it starts
but to claim it is extremely hard.
Doesn't take big muscles of steel
just strong hearts and iron-will.
200-300 men tested everyday
just a handful selected to stay.
Only after Selection does training begin
in extremes of conditions that never end.
The "Badge of Courage" belongs to Teams
of silent-warriors who say what they mean.
Men depending on each other
like paternal blood brothers.
Always mastering and honing their skills
to free the oppressed is not a thrill.
Our plans do not include defeat
enemies are killed, or retreat.
There's no way our foes can win
we fight until oppression ends.
Contractors after many retire
we still return to the fire.
This is our commitment for life
it is the reason we sacrifice.
And, through our "Badge of Courage"
a chance of freedom is encouraged.
We're the world's Ambassadors of goodwill
but make no mistake, if we're called to kill.
So, GOD forgive us, and those we hunt
most don't realize whom they confront.
*Dedicated to the men of USSOCOM/USASOC
edited: 6/24/2010 - 1041hrs/lp
8/01/2013 - 1722hrs/lp
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(up from our knees)
Thank you Lord from whence
we came and yet to be
For within lies the glory of
YOU in all of thee
Copyright © 2008 #4
(justification is not where, but why)
-to pay the ultimate sacrifice-
Militaries are for protection not regression,
but dictators use them to force reelection,
and some, to maintain ethnic separation.
A soldier is more than one's pride, land or oil,
why misutilize them on someone else's soil?
However, we must remain ready to fight,
some like changing plans in the night.
Soldiers should be sent to deter and protect,
some Nations respect, others neglect.
Nations should "never" war without reason,
some Nations like doing it every season.
It is like a lust that some must,
so time to vote, who can we trust?
But, crises and warfare have not been rare,
it's Prophecy, this is why we must care.
So, beware of the "Mark of the Beast,"
those unprepared will become its feast!
Before the "Last Battle," when they all gather,
make peace with GOD, nothing else will matter.
Soon, HE will come and take some home,
to live where the Angels and Saints roam.
Copyright © 2008 #169
11/27/2007 // edited: 11/11/2012
-Of Mind´s Eye-
*dedicated to all poets.
In silence our inner minds
motionless trying to find.
In space dark as night
our spiritual inner-light.
Spiritual vibrations beyond self
where only "I" is left.
Flowing with the rythmn of humanity
far unscathed by mankind´s insantity.
Observing man´s struggle, love and hope
mentally noting in poetry for some to cope.
While earth pulsates in chaos
amongst GOD'S heavenly stars.
Poets receiving mystic portions
about humanity across oceans.
Bathing in moments of stillness
celebrating HIS wilderness.
From an inner zen state to see
beyond sight of you and me.