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Looking Inward, Asking For Serenity's Grace

** “The unexamined life is not worth living” – Socrates.** Looking Inward, Asking For Serenity's Grace Looking inward, a soul that so silently weeps For the realization of dear dreams born in sleep And cessation of wickedness in this dark world Those unexpected strikes from lightning bolts hurled, Deeper in that inner web, hiding there alone A phantom- it's ice-cold, hard beating heart in hand Magnitude of negatives, more than one can stand! Looking inward, where heart its gasping whispers beat As if constant traffic on golden bricked streets Therein the winds of romance so quietly wait Chance and the manipulations of hands of fate, Sweeter in that inner web, hiding there alone A valiant knight, armor clad and steely eyed Holding true to the hope on which millions relied! Looking inward, asking for serenity's grace Welcoming true light, demanding courage to face The unknown and world's barbaric mercilessness Yet brave enough to let love abundantly bless, Chained in that inner web, hiding there alone Those pleading for swifter rescue and hopes return To lift them from bondage and flames set to burn! Looking inward, a soul that so silently weeps For the realization of dear dreams born in sleep And cessation of wickedness in this dark world Those unexpected strikes from lightning bolts hurled, Deeper in that inner web, hiding there alone A phantom- it's ice-cold, hard beating heart in hand Magnitude of negatives, more than one can stand! Robert J. Lindley, 6-09-2021 Rhyme, ( To Seek Wisdom To Break Out Of Inner Bondage )

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Date: 6/12/2021 9:08:00 PM
A deeply profound search for the inner truth. This is beautiful Robert. Blessings xxoo
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/13/2021 6:18:00 AM
Thank you my friend. Your words are encouragement and a most welcomed gift. Searching for that inner truth seems to be a non-stop venture. At least for me it seems that way. God bless...
Date: 6/12/2021 4:17:00 AM
Oh my goodness, Robert, you shine on with rays of light from God. You write so beautifully, causes me to weep from my heart. All your poetry touches and nourishes the soul. A favorite. ~
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/12/2021 9:04:00 AM
Thank you my friend. You said it right- in that -- ALL POETRY NOURISHES THE SOUL. And so oft is indeed a wonderful gift given unto the reader.. God bless...
Date: 6/11/2021 12:43:00 AM
Such a grand endearing and beautiful verse. Write on, dear friend be ever bless James
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/11/2021 8:30:00 PM
Thank you my friend. May you be blessed to write on too. And gift this world that which it so very dearly needs, words of truth and light! God bless..
Date: 6/10/2021 3:39:00 AM
Deep and profound words of great wisdom, Robert:)
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/10/2021 9:16:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am delighted you found this creation to be loaded with wisdom! God bless..
Date: 6/10/2021 3:24:00 AM
Wonderful words... Profound! It makes you think for sure. God bless you always, Love, Gina
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/10/2021 9:14:00 PM
Thank you my friend. Your gracious and kind comment is truly appreciated. God bless..