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Yellow Jackets

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Yellow Jackets

Angel on your shoulder
Whispers in you ear
The things you need to hear
Does a voice from the outside 
Ring true?
People all have advice
Who do you listen to?
In those final moments
Will you know?
Will you believe the final
Sacrament or will you turn away?
I need to know
I need to understand
What makes you think
Can you ignore the man?
Is it a lie?
A trick on religion
Or just a way to justify
Denial.

Like the cacti that bloom in the desert
We only get one chance at beauty
Is it a swirling plastic bag in the corner?
Caught up with some leaves
A hand that we cannot perceive carries that lifeless form
Yellow jackets burn my eyes
Swarming to blind the truth
Why does God make it so hard?
To see the truth
Are we all living a lie?

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 11:17:00 PM
    Hey, thanks so much for reading some of my older work. It truly means a lot to me. These questions sting. You are a true master with words. Shows just how confused this world is. I certainly hope we're not all living a lie. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/27/2013 11:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your my favorite poet. The old stuff is as good as the new stuff. You have a gift and should use it to make your life comfortable. Don't get stuck in the corporate world. There is nothing there for your talent unless you make them play by your rules. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 10/18/2013 12:45:00 PM
    These look like song lyrics a-coming!

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 10/18/2013 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your comment. I may take you up on the lyrics. ~Kilmer