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Dare We Oppose Darkness And Its Long Dagger Clawed Hands

Dare We Oppose Darkness And Its Long Dagger Clawed Hands I will not abandon my honor, life's sweet glee nor in sad blindness dwell under that wicked tree at what costs can ancient soul embrace truth and bear weight of giving of self and daring still to care? I will not walk with you, nor bow to your delight. I shall not talk to you, or taste your dreaded night. I will not dance to tunes, played horridly dark nor beg tender feet to race, leaving blackened marks or seek approval of egregious arrogance deceit born and devoid of Life, Light and Romance? I will not walk with you, nor bow to your delight. I shall not talk to you, or taste your dreaded night. I will not speak, pen words your vanity demands nor prey on such innocence with dagger clawed hands what lunacy to parade down such evil path risk gaining, divinity's true and righteous wrath? I will not walk with you, nor bow to your delight. I shall not talk to you, or taste your dreaded night. Carry your burden. Weight of sin shall be your plight. Robert J. Lindley, 3-16-2020 Rhyme, ( Questioning Honor And The Kindness That One Oft Sees Denied ) written these last three days. Felt such needed saying.. Note: This darkened and evil world demands we bow to its savage and wicked decrees. With its promising lies and illusions that so many are so adapt at replicating. Yet if one seeks Light and Truth, that Shield prevents such a grave misstep. By opening heart's truth, its kindness and gifting much clearer eyes to see... Seems with this new threat, the world has gone a bit mad. Certainly, one should seek truth amidst this emerging havoc, and dare to question authority..... As authority always seeks to increase its power to enslave us even deeper to its will. Have a bit of faith people, God casts Light to guide those that seek more than just thier own selfish mortal whims, wishes and greeds. RJL

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Date: 3/25/2020 4:05:00 PM
Hi Robert, this is such an excellent write, with a strong message. The darkness is always out there trying to get within our light any way it can. I would rather stand alone in the light than stand with many in the dark. It is always better to face the truth straight on and live in the light of love. Your creativity knows no bounds my friend. Your message comes through strong, as it always does, Robert. Have a wonderful evening. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/25/2020 6:54:00 PM
Thank you my friend. The strongest Elements in Poetry is Heart, Truth, Kindness, Love and Light. Any poem with those elements is a winner from the start my friend. God bless...
Date: 3/19/2020 6:00:00 AM
You well penned every line. I enjoyed the read...........hugs//Manmath//
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:06:00 PM
I am humbly delighted that you found this creation worthy and enjoyed its message.. Thank you-- God bless...
Date: 3/18/2020 8:43:00 PM
we cannot see the evil that comes at us, but our prayers are heard and hopefully the faith will lead us through this... great write Robert... hugs and blessings... stay safe :)
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:05:00 PM
Yes, sad reality is that too oft the evil blinds us or else comes at us in disguise of being true, when it is anything but that. Those that truly seek truth will find it, those that decide to race onward with the blinded crowd will not. God bless..
Date: 3/18/2020 11:04:00 AM
An enlightening war against darkness. Strong and passionate!
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:02:00 PM
Yes, it is a war- one that must be acknowledged and fought. To turn a bind eye to it --is also giving aid to the darkness, to the ongoing evil that births it. God bless..
Date: 3/17/2020 9:35:00 PM
Darkness strives to defeat the light, but light will always scatter the darkness away. Your words are powerful and deep, holding a wonderful message within. So beautifully written and presented my dear friend. ~ Brandy
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Date: 3/20/2020 5:00:00 PM
Darkness divides us and in its world driven power we are but pawns to be abused, used and destroyed. Remedy for that is the truth and the divine Light that leads to faith. God bless...
Date: 3/16/2020 11:17:00 PM
Well done, Robert, we do need to have faith.
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Date: 3/20/2020 4:58:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Light and Faith, both hold us on the correct path in a world turned even darker than is its norm. God bless...
Date: 3/16/2020 10:18:00 PM
You have penned the truth, Robert; someone needed to say it and you've penned it well.
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Date: 3/20/2020 4:56:00 PM
Thank you my friend. True, it certainly needed to be stated. As poets we are supposed to hold a higher standard--are we not? Yet some hold whatever standard they think most benefits them! Sad but true. God bless..
Date: 3/16/2020 7:51:00 PM
Every day is a battle full of choices we have to make. Are we going to ignore the truth or fight with it? Every type of community, it is all the same, and we are not to be surprised at how many refuse to look and remain in silence. The 5th stanza is my favorite and we must be careful and measured in our responses. There is a razor's edge in war, always at risk at becoming the very hate your fighting against.
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Date: 3/20/2020 4:54:00 PM
Thank you my friend. We must follow what heart knows to be true my friend. And do so despite the consequences. Everything in life costs something. Integrity and honor are maintained at a very, very, very high cost.. God bless..