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Knowledge of Good and Evil

Step with me onto a boat; we need somewhere to go.
Our destination is not for us to know.
A stiff wind carries us beyond the sight of land
Where all that can be seen; we see from where we stand.
Beware of colored lights; see truth in black and white 
The earth and sea, like life, are true and they are right.

There are no guiding paths on this the restless sea. 
You may look to heaven but here there is no mercy.
Appearances deceive; clear thought is pushed out
Innocence is eclipsed when guilt remains in doubt.
The compass turns and turns.  The center does not hold.
We forget what we know, and believe what we’re told.

Our voices yearn to sing, for the beauty of life;
Not silenced by hatred, cruelty or senseless strife.
The snow brings oblivion soft and gently it falls  
Destroying nothing but covering it all.
We find comfort in belief as belief outweighs doubt.
But no fraud lasts forever, and all lies are found out

With a sudden warm rain the snow breaks in the mountain
Each brook now makes decent into cascade and fountain,
All come here for an end; our fate is all the same
to sink beneath the depths of this bounty main.
All flow into the abyss where all debt finds its end
But from despair and hope goodness is born again

The rain from the mountains, form a raging river
We over flow our banks with brown muddy water.
But we will not settle on just the river’s bed,
But on the level plain in the cornfields instead
To replenish the earth, which will always sustain. 
The course of the river will be forever changed.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 4/7/2015 3:23:00 PM
John Welcome!! Thanks for sharing Poetry soup is a great forum to share. Much Love
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Date: 4/4/2015 11:18:00 PM
John.. powerful, well constructed write, my friend. Welcome to Poetry Soup, a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. Comment on their works and they will comment on yours. Give any of the varied contest a try as well. I look forward to reading more good writes this month! Please take time to check me out, ok... PS.. If you have any questions about the Soup feel free to ask, just send me a Soup Mail. Talk soon!
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Date: 4/4/2015 8:00:00 PM
JOHN, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT
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Date: 3/29/2015 10:50:00 AM
Hi John, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry when you are ready :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy 2015, with New Poet Friends @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 3/29/2015 9:03:00 AM
- A small greeting and warm welcome, John :) - Thank you for choosing to share your poems here at the P- Soup - Looking forward to read many poems from you in the future - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/28/2015 7:33:00 PM
Good poem, real deep but good. I give you a 7 out 0f 7. Thanks really enjoyed.
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