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Awakening

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Awakening

if you follow borealis,
you might hear children's laughter

innocence brings us closer,
our darkest corners can find light

the laws of man    have not changed

do not travel into the valley of the snakes
do not travel      into the valley
                                  of the snakes

your brothers before you
      .......saw the scorched earth

the laws of man    have not changed

love waits       until the bird with
the broken wing can fly

step away from the shadows,
your brother needs you now!

do not wait for the sun to rise,
cast your light upon My children!

it's never too late-

           to show the way!

if you follow borealis.
you might hear children's laughter

                    might    hear

                                   children's

                                            laughter

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  1. Date: 8/26/2009 6:07:00 PM
    Impressive poetry. Excellent content delivered with vivid imagery. It reads like a song. I like, "love waits until the bird with the brokn wing can fly..."Very nice. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Caroline.

  1. Date: 8/24/2009 3:42:00 PM
    James, I love the concept of following the laughter of innocent children into God's light. This is very inspirational and shows the depth of your spirituality. Brilliant write! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/22/2009 11:09:00 AM
    Beautiful write here, James ... out of the mouths of babes ... laughter .... smile ...

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 8:13:00 PM
    Compelling, thought provoking, and simply wonderful James! I love how you begin and end with the same phrase, and repeat..excellent work! ~Tru~

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 7:35:00 PM
    I enjoyed this one very much James, be the light, cause the eagle to lift up,a favorite for sure.Sincerely Moses

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 3:28:00 PM
    I like tese lines very much "innocence brings us closer, our darkest corners can find light..." Very nicely written my friend. Gert

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 7:33:00 AM
    Such an inspirational piece James! If we listen, we can hear....:)

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 6:04:00 AM
    I like these lines: "innocence brings us closer,/ our darkest corners can find light/ the laws of man have not changed"... "step away from the shadows,/ your brother needs you now!/ do not wait for the sun to rise,/ cast your light upon My children!"... Beautiful, compelling verse, James. Good job. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/21/2009 12:39:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts put to pen. Sara

  1. Date: 8/20/2009 9:27:00 PM
    James this poem is truly amazing - I agree with Catie its going to my favs also - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 8/20/2009 9:05:00 PM
    This is beautiful!