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A Soul awakened

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A Soul awakened

This battle brews inside me
The pain I feel in my heart ripping it apart
And my soul who wants to be redeemed

The movement of my pen beats in my chest
In my veins my words flow like the rage of rivers in storm 

I’m caught in these lyrics that Awaken my soul
That cry out for eternity 

Yet my heart is trodden
 at times I swear it is not beating

Our hearts rose up like kindred knights ready to defend our land
but the soul was fulfilling its destiny
it would not be beaten, no matter…
it had awakened to truth

but our hearts knew only torment
and could not understand
all that was happening,
that God had a plan

so my pain exposes itself
 in my thoughts manifesting to script
as it beats in my chest with a rhythmic pulse
that brings me to my knees

We had no time to prepare
Only to fight
Flailing around Hope
With all of our might

 as if it were the weapon that would save us from our enemy
for that’s all we had was our sword of Hope

This battle we were not prepared for.
Like a sneak attack, it caught us in slumber
when the army of death ascended upon our world

my heart said I love you
you are my universe and life has no meaning without you
I will fight till my shallow breath abates
Till your soul takes the last blow...

And I did!
We Did!

We did not surrender
We had no chance 
Our hearts fought a losing battle

My awakened soul shouts out with acceptance…
“you will one day know the reason, but not now”
For this is your time to experience 
what was lovingly bestowed upon you from our God,
who knows what we need

So now I write from my pain… It helps me to cope…

It is the sword I carry…

My only Hope

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  1. Date: 1/9/2014 6:15:00 PM
    Bernard such pain; yet you shared it so beautifully. A soul reaching poem.

  1. Date: 12/5/2013 8:13:00 AM
    as all great knights don their armor for the sake of love and ardor so must we honor the soul's calling especially through the storm of falling your princess awaits you in the skies she's busy baking humble berry pies. love to you, to proffer strength, xxx Rose xxx

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Hi Bernard, very warm and sad poem. LOve the way you express your feelings. Love Terry........

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 11:20:00 PM
    I have not read your poetry as often as I would like but each time I do I am profoundly moved. You have a gift and I feel blessed by reading your words. Sad but with a wonderful hope.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:57:00 AM
    a very touching poem this is, and thanks for the comment you left me today, Bernard. I read below here that this is for Gail's contest? It is sure to really impress her.

  1. Date: 4/17/2013 10:08:00 PM
    Hello Bernard, I am very touched by your poem. I had a sweet poet approach me the other day, about the steps of grieving. I never knew their were steps. She told me after the grieving questions and confusion, anger will take place. Well, I noticed I've been angered over not knowing the reasons. I am happy for you, and the way you carry your sword. I just wish is all I'm gonna say.... always~ Linda

    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 4/17/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank You so much Linda for stopping by it is very much appreciated. There are steps but they do not go straight up and they are more like a rollercoaster and they are not sequential. everyone experiences grief differently. the steps of grief people talk about can be misleading. Go with how you feel and know that it is normal no matter how you feel. Blessings and hugs.
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 6:36:00 PM
    To say the least, this is going straight into my list of favorites. This is absolutely amazing!

    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 4/17/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow Anne you are a doll, Thank You for such a generous comment. It touches my heart. I will try to stop by tonight to check out your poems. ((Hugs)))
  1. Date: 4/17/2013 2:50:00 PM
    What a beautiful tribute to your love. I felt every word and know the pain of loss. Keep writing everything that comes to you because it releases the pain and helps heal. Betty

    Colasurdo Avatar Bernard Colasurdo
    Date: 4/17/2013 7:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know you know Betty...Thank You much for stopping by. Hugs