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The Man Named Jesus

Sometimes when the road gets short
and your body becomes weary
It seems difficult to keep your eyes open
There is someone who will carry you
Have you met the man named Jesus?

Not the man of churches
He's not waiting to rain down fire
He wishes to embrace you in his arms
Forgiveness and rest are his to give
Have you met this man named Jesus?

Your burdens may be heavy
There is no reason to carry them alone
You can give them all to him
He's a God of flesh and bone
Have you met the man named Jesus

Have you accepted the gift that he offers?
Fully paid through his great sacrifice
Not a religion a relationship
He will never let you down
He is the man named Jesus

He knows everything about you
He accepts you as you are
It's not about being good enough
He patiently waits at your door
Respond to the gentle knocking
You won't be alone anymore

Religion teaches us we have to earn our way to heaven.
God knows this is an impossible task for us humans. I am 
thankful that Jesus paid the price for our salvation and I accept 
his amazing gift. Have you met the Man names Jesus?

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013

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Guy Advice in a Fools Paradise Collaboration

In regards, to the birds and the bees
Depends on who’s watching, what he sees
There are some women, impossible to please
Wise men are wary, to be with one of these

See beneath all that glitter, her cool choreographed style
Sexy and sultry, wrapped in a sweet smile
She’s most likely, to leave in a short while
The pain of the distance, will increase mile by mile

But societal ties and moral cues
Would have asked, that you pay her dues
You confessed your love, now you play the blues
The right woman, is rarely the one that you choose

She left you alone, without saying a word
The rumors were real, the ones that you heard
Far from innocent, her morals were blurred
Yet not following her path, never occurred

They say Love is perennially blind, so let it be
Keep your eyes open, see what you need to see
Love shouldn’t destroy you, choose to be free
I beg of you young lad, please listen to me

Sometimes it’s hard, to let go of some things
When the time’s right, love brings what it brings
The one you desire, might break your heart strings
From a true love, many a blessing springs

It’s her face, because of it many hearts have slipped
You make such a mistake your wings are clipped
Heartbroken, insides soul feels whipped
For this kind of love, a man is not equipped

When you and your lady are all alone
Ensure to her, your love is known
Forget past desire, the bird who has flown
Unburden your sins, it’s time to atone

In your arms gentle and kind she may feel
What’s inside to be feared is also real
The one you had, holds a certain appeal
So you remain unsatisfied, after love’s meal

I have here an old solution
For this conflict resolution
Within your soul she is pollution
Leading you to a wrong conclusion

A woman fair, who says yes dear
She wants a man, whose values are clear
You will know the truth, when you look in the mirror
It’s your baser emotions, that you must fear.

Compilation poem Orchestrated by: Richard Lamoureux
Contributors: John Lawless, Sushmita Kalashikar, Lei Strauss, 
Subimal Sinha-Roy, Christian Adeyemi, Faraz Ajmal, 
Jerry Hackett, Andreas Simic and Geoffrey Brewer.
The order of the stanzas match the contributors 1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10. 
My stanza was 2. Note: I made changes to allow for flow and 
rhyme pattern. 

Thanks to Brenda Chiri for sponsoring her "Guy Advice" contest. 
To view original artists work please look at contest results. 
A personal favorite for me is "Yes Dear" by Geoffrey Brewer.

I hope I did justice with this piece.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2018

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Giving Love a Chance - An Introduction

(A Correspondence Course for Anyone Who Would Be Loved 
by Someone Like Me)

Of course, it is clear; you deserve to be loved,
But your 'romances' so far are not going well,
It seems those you're attracting are all immature,
But, except for that fact, things "are great" you can tell!

You're open to love almost all of the time,
But more serious people are nowhere in  sight,
And it seems so unfair that they're hiding this way,
How you long for a partner to hold you each night!

It's good though that you're not ashamed to seek help
And I promise to work hard to further your cause,
No one doubts your intention to marry my friend,
But to be safe on road heart must know driving laws.

Your license so far has been "learner's permit,"
And a person must practice to play a good game
You can see it in ones that you date, not yourself?
Win Gold Medal in Love when your own heart's not lame.

Brian Johnston
4th of June, 2018

Poet's Notes:
I hope to make this a series of poems! Keep your eyes open!
And Good Luck! Noone ever has more love than they need! Love that overwhelms is not love!

Copyright © Brian Johnston | Year Posted 2018

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The Storm

Bang went the thunder, lightning flashed
rain pounding hard,  surf hitting the sand with a crash
These are the sounds that I hear 
Waking me up as dawn draws near

Wondering what today will bring
Not sure if I’ll even hear the birds sing
As I sit and wait for the coffee to brew
Thinking of all the things I should do

 Sitting here listening to the sounds
Listening to Mother Nature as she abounds
Her noise is loud her flashes are bright
But here I sit with my coffee all wrapped up tight

I think Mother Nature has this day planned
She’s letting us all know life is grand
Don’t take anything for granted, you must know
And keep your eyes open for the next rainbow.
………… Barbara Poor

Copyright © Barbara Poor | Year Posted 2013

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Butterfly Spirits

When you walk outside into the open air
When you look around at all the beauty everywhere
Think of butterflies fluttering all around
Filling the atmosphere from the sky to the ground
When you feel the wind across your face
Remember my love is all over the place
When you see one lone butterfly fluttering by with such beauty and grace
Think of me and the last time you saw a smile on my face
Remember the joy we shared in our lifetime together
The bond we shared was the most precious treasure
You are blessed with memories of our years on earth
Just as God blessed me on the day of your birth
I have moved on to a glorious place
But daily I am still blessed with your loving face
When you see a butterfly, think of me
That is my spirit flying high and free
I watch over you my dear loved ones, each day and night
I am so proud of your choices to live your life right
My love for all of you will continue to flow
I miss throwing my arms around you more than you know
I am flying with Angels in the Heaven’s above
We watch over you always and send down our love
Look for the butterflies with colors so bright
For they host the spirits of loved ones now out of sight
You must keep your chin up and take care of yourself
But remember God sends His Angels to sometimes help
When you least expect it, at a time of great need
That’s when an Angel appears to do a good deed
Keep your eyes open and be prepared
Great blessings will be upon you when you’re least aware
Watch for the butterflies as they flutter around
They will soon appear in your life when they are less likely to be found
My heart is with you as I watch from afar
Angels walk with you wherever you are
Trust in my word and know that many blessings are upon you
For God has sent Angels who will help you through 
Hold memories close and cherish those in your life with love
Trust in my word and in the Lord above

Copyright © 2003   Shari E Davis

Copyright © Shari Davis | Year Posted 2007

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Copyright © Michael E. Harris | Year Posted 2016

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Bible Belt

Long I have lived in the Bible Belt,
Where every flavor of faith is for sale,
Oh I've dipped my toe to test a few,
And I've found myself in many pews,
So this is how I'll begin this tale.

One Sunday morn so crisp and bright,
I thought I'd finally found the light,
At a new church non-denominational,
Where the word seemed so very pure and whole,
Yet the spirit changed once I stepped inside. 

Just listen to what they preach,
This doesn't match what they teach,
I was told this was someplace else,
This isn't what the flyer sells,
So quietly I waited humble and meek.

And as soon as the service was over,
I went looking for the preacher or pastor,
I said "I'm lost and the address must be wrong too,
Cause I looked for a church but instead found a condo."
And I was asked, "What do you mean Brother?"

Outside this sanctuary are the common grounds,
Where love, forgiveness, and acceptance abounds,
But in this great and most hallowed of halls,
Is where these magnanimous ideas fall,
And where the true private owners can be found.

Then I was told that I had it all wrong,
That I came when the message was too strong,
You see they hold three sermons a day,
Therefor they could meet the needs of every sway,
And I agreed I was confused all along,

This isn't a condo its a time-share,
The first sermon has fair weather fare,
The second is your everyday church,
And the third squeezes you until it hurts, 
Oh what a come on, what a snare.

Now, I find that most churches are not this bad,
But keep your eyes open for those that have gone mad,
And pray for those who can not find the spirit within,
Who can so easily fall prey to those with like missions,
For time-share and condo churches are truly sad.

by My Gull Wheels On
A.K.A. Michael Wilson

Copyright © My Gull Wheels On | Year Posted 2010

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Have you met yours?
Your soulmate, your angel?
Unlike Cinderella - this it is no fable 

Everyone has one
You just never know
A friend, a stranger 
You just you never know

Keep your eyes open
You mind open too
One day they will 
They'll make their way to you

Copyright © Caroline Mawer | Year Posted 2016

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He Served Them Well

Headed for Mexico with his suitcase and a ton of beanies was my 16 year old son
He joined his youth group for the adventure of a life time
Dozens of orphans and a handful of exhausted workers met them at the orphanage
Just waiting for an infusion of new energy
They came with the gospel of Jesus Christ and they came with rejuvenating smiles
They came with bubble gum and bright colored soccer balls
Jesus would have come in the same fashion
Showing the orphans how loved they are 
And spilling his heart out at the end of a long day of games
He would preach a kid-friendly Sermon on the Mount
And then sit and watch cartoons with them
This is how to show love
This is how you serve your God
Give  ‘em everything you’ve got 
Til you can’t keep your eyes open at the end of the day
I hope my son goes back there again one day and shares his heart with them
The ones that were there when he was there are all grown now
There is a new bunch of orphans with a new set of hearts to be won
He served them well

By Gwendolen Rix

Copyright © Gwendolen Song | Year Posted 2014

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    Sometimes I think I should 
identify more with Goldfinger 
    than with James Bond
    A little heartlessness 
is essential  for survival 
A pretty face 
   may hide
 an evil heart 
So keep your eyes open 
and listen to Shirley sing 
I plan on seeing "Skyfall" this week 
    while getting a LICENSED massage

Copyright © Matthew Anish | Year Posted 2013

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THE FIG TREE FRUIT English version

Fig tree fruit...fig tree fruit...fig tree fruit
Eaten by toddlers...fig tree fruit!
Gave elders stomach ulcers

Be careful for this is a fishing bridge
Elders warned...
Play not here lest you tumble into the river and drawn
Adamant!....the fig tree fruit

Birds do not play on a sticky trap
They emphasized
Rebellion!....the fig tree fruit

That is sweet and also this! 
“Made a jumpy greedy cat fall on its back”
Wisdom of ages not heeded....fig tree fruit!

That one is better than this one...
She said...infidelity!
Where is he now....tears!

“Snuffing tobacco is the one already in your nose”
A sound adage...”for the one on your finger belongs to the wind”
A husband is worth your respect...treasure him
“Spite not a male grasshopper”...never forget...

Wealth is not it not!...good advice
“A foolish woman tares down her home with her own hands”
Says the WORD!...a fig tree fruit

Guard your ears
For hearsay destroys the home
Watch your words
They are due time you will reap!
Tears you will your knees regrets you shall whisper....
No comforter

Naivety is what you are doing...warning!
Halt before you are haunted

Where you are staying keep your eyes open
For trouble is bred by those close to you....

In your sojourn...remember...
Jealousy, envy and malice abounds
Plotters and schemers are always around

To some places...revert not
For foes there your life can snare

The fig tree fruit!

Copyright © Austin Tenthani Phiri | Year Posted 2013

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Love For Today

                                 I whispered sweet words in my hand...
                             Blew them up high where they could stand...
                                     All sent with care like a small gift...
                             Reaching all my friends with a love that lifts...
                                  All this I was taught a little later in life...
                              From my friend, lover and forever my wife...
                                  We can never be to old to find our way...
                              Just keep your eyes open and love for today...

To Rosanna who taught
me Love...which brought
me here to love all of you...

Copyright © Michael J. Falotico | Year Posted 2012

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Beauty in everything

I see around me from my eyes 

The beauty in all things are in disquise 

Take a moment and just see 

Wonderous things for you and for me 

Watch  children at  play see how they smile

Hear them laugh all the while 

Watch the sun come up or the rain fall down

See the light up above or Hear the thunderous sounds 

See a small little bud turn into a rose 

Watch it blossom and bloom right under your nose

Keep your eyes open and soon You shall see 

Small as it may sometimes seem

There is beauty in everything 

Copyright © Ruby Austin-Drain | Year Posted 2006

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The Hunt

From hunting comes 
From hunting drums
From hunting hums
All bright stars
Near and far
In New York or Trafalgar 
Those stars in skyscrapers
Those dazzling gold vapours
The government shapers
The controller of all papers
All go on hunting 
And keep counting
And measuring sometimes too
In the treasury

Keep your eyes open
The lids may shut up
Keep the cup wide
You will see everywhere
Ensnaring unaware
The tiger killing the helpless deer
Deer who love destiny
Who worship deities
Members of the laity
Dependent on goddesses and gods
In their odds
Fall very easy prey
To the hunters obsessional play
Their God has no say
In the decay
By hunters in dust they lay
Shrunk tottering mewing aching
Finally breaking down
Into the absolute immobility
Thanks to the myriad kinds
Of the guns of the hunters behind

I perk up my ear
In the civilized forest
And hear the guns
Nuns and monks are in readiness for nursing
Churches mosques temples towering for services
What a grace
My every molecule encapsulated in attention
Hears the sound of the gun
And feels the consequent death
The blue sky we love so much laughs nonetheless
The ground underneath
Is moistened in crimson red
Black velvet

First hunt the doe, a decoy
Leopards and tigers follow in joy
We are all pretty toy
In the hands of the hunters
We look on in wonder
Of grandeur of the capital 
Take or surrender

You may grunt
Willy Nilly
You have to join the hunt

Not for contest since the lines have exceeded the stipulated limit which I failed to notice when I first read the contest details.

Copyright © Probir Gupta | Year Posted 2016

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The better side

I go to sleep and wake up in the same day 
But I'm loving my life
I wouldn't change a thing
Chasing a toddler and chasing dreams
College full time 
Finding myself in between
Bad days - no sleep
Doesn't define where we want to be

It happens, sometimes life sucks
You have to smile anyways 
And buck up, because when
You get lost in the traffic of your mind
It's hard to slow down, all you can do is try
Because if you crash 
You can't rewind time and take it all back
So live for right now

And see
Do what you feel is right
And be free

You'll get judged either way
So go with your heart and 
Let it blaze your own path, and ideas
It doesn't have to fit into the way society feels

Dance, and sing
Feel the weight of the world 
Melt off your shoulders
And when you can 
Give love to one another

Getting caught up in yourself 
Closes the door to what life is all about
Seeing others pain and lending a hand
So shake it off
It'll pay off in the end

The love we give heals our own wounds
And the vibes we send could light up a room
When we try to see
The better side

It's not all about me, it's not all about me.

Yeah, you get hurt
You get burned
But becoming bitter
Isn't the way to turn

Keep your eyes open
Your mind free
One step at a time and 
We'd all feel complete

It may seem like a simple plan
But some day our sons and daughters will understand
When they grow up and realize
The whole world will pass you by
If you only live for yourself, caught up in your own mind
You have to escape and make time
Not just for yourself
But for the people in your life

Family or strangers
We're one in the same
Treat everyone like they mean everything
It'll all do us good

I know it's hard to balance baby
But you've got to stay strong

It's not all about me, no it's not all about me.

Be positive and
Set yourself free
There's more to life
Than our daily routine

I'm only one woman
With a simple dream
For us all to give love
And feel relieved

It could all come true
Just take the time to try to see through others eyes
You may be the one standing on
The better side

So lend a hand
Take a stand
Turn your back
To the bitterness

Let us all heal ourselves through love.

Copyright © Karissa Kelley | Year Posted 2016

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Keep Your Eyes Open

Keep Your Eyes Open
By Franklin Price

Keep your eyes open
Ears and nose to the wind
Inspiration will come
To your senses my friend

Whether poet or painter
Writer, sculptor or king
Observing surroundings
Will bring songs to sing

If you seek to know nothing
Stick your head in the sand
Make up what you want to
Do not understand

Then close your eyes tightly
Pinch nose, muffle ears
Close and lock doors and windows
Live inside with your fears

Copyright © Franklin Price | Year Posted 2016

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Joys And The More Rugged Dials

Beyond Tomorrow's land we wore ancient robes.
Carrying crows until blisters burst from concrete clouds.
I remembered your name in the mold of a scattered song.
Lifted was my body through a castrating light.
Golds, greens, and my uncle's lost salamander.
The pain that pushes and tosses takes all forms.
Just like the joys and the more rugged dials riveting inside you.
Trampling afoot father's garden you forsake your own belly-aching.
Buy-the-ticket-take-the-ride, drink-the-gravy-and-get-over-the-hill.
Everyday flashes with the flapping of a film reel.
Take heed of your vices and waste not your days.
They'll always be a another garden, a new song, some dog named Jojo.
Keep your eyes open and your mind more so as we drift ever further.

Copyright © Matt Caliri | Year Posted 2016

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Being Aware to Care

Watch everyone around you
see their state and condition
can you do something to help
there must be so many in nation
We all can be so more alert
watch out for that lonely one
or that family lacking basic needs
show them love where there's none
There was a time of some years ago
when folk looked out for a neighbour
made sure they were keeping ok
even did for them some labour
So be alert keep your eyes open
look out for those that you see
be that helping hand or welcome smile
just show care this we all agree

Copyright © Gordon McConnell | Year Posted 2016

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A Lovely Little Daydream

Microsleeps vs Powernaps

The boredom of freeway driving is like a hypnotist's sleep talk
The constant drone of the car's engine
The flash of lane markers to and fro, to and fro
You're bored and tired, you're mind wanders, lusting for a daydream
To escape the monotony of endless driving, with senses anesthetized.

The hypnotist whispers in your ears in muted tones
"Your eyes are getting droopy."
"Your eyelids are getting heavy, very heavy"
"You are getting very sleepy, time to let go"
"You cannot keep your eyes open any longer
"Sleep now"

You nod off, daydreaming
Eyelids droop down, eye blinds drop and shut.
Suddenly a noise, 
A new sound, a toot, a truck, a flash of lights 
You sense the car is drifting off the road, 
Just before the lights fade and the daydream curtains open
Your sense of change saves you - just in the nick of time.
You wake up, startled,
To see your car drifting out of your lane, crash and disaster beckons.
You swerve and get back on the road, 
Back in your lane, out of the clutches of daydream's trance.

You notice a road sign flashing by:
"Feeling Tired? Microsleeps and Nodding Off kills!"
"Take a Break"
"Or a 15 minute Powernap in the Rest Area just Ahead" 

Microsleep daydreams are terminal,
Nodding off, switches lives off 
Powernap daydreams refreshes and saves lives.
Take a break, take your daydream naps off the road.

20 January 2017

Copyright © John Anderson | Year Posted 2017

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The black tower

The modern day tree of life,
Spinning in space,
Feeding lies to the population,
Through communication,
Computers,Television,I pods,
To the new generation,
It looks like a tall tree with black branches of electronic arms.
Do not watch tv, do not surf the net,
Do not use the phone,
Keep your eyes open.

Copyright © Anthony Dover | Year Posted 2010

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We Can Make

I am going to make it through the day
The inner child will come out to play
Open your heart and listen
Always keep your eyes open
Try to open up your mind
The answers are there to find
The sky can be yours
Don't through those doors
We are only here for such a short time
Love, dreaming, and hoping is not a crime
You must take those risks to really live
We get back happiness when we learn to give
Keep some music in your heart
Don't forget some kind of art
The smile will stay on your face
Everything will fall into place
But you really must learn to give and take
God gives us the tools so a happy life we can make
Dec.4,2008 Bettie Avery

Copyright © bettie avery | Year Posted 2012

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I'll never forget you

I'll never forget you.

I'm still a boy inside and sometimes I still need to cry.
If this makes me not a man, then I don't mind.
I'm supposed to be strong for you, 
For you have no strength left to fight.
But I'm simply too beaten, 
To stop the tears pouring from my eyes.

I thought you'd always be there, if ever I got in trouble;
But you’re slowly and painfully bursting that bubble.
My protection is going; I can't do this without you.
Please try to keep your eyes open;
To delay my heart from being broken.

I hope you know I'll always love you 
And I hope this finally ends your pain.
For you never did anything to deserve this;
I'll think of you each times it rains.
Because the dark clouds brought us down, 
Whilst the sunshine made us happy.
So I'll never forget your last words, 
Or the fact you gave me a family.

Or the fact you loved me when no-one else would have;
I'll never forget those times, you and I laughed.
I'll never forget those times, I made you cry.
Please forgive me, I never meant to hurt you; 
I was just a silly child.
Who made mistakes, just as adults do;
But I'll always know that you'll love me, whatever I do.

And I'll always love you, for you gave me my life
And you never did, judge my choice of Wife.
You were always there, for us and our child
And you'd always make us happy;
Just being with you made us all smile.

So I thank you Mom, for everything you've done for me
And all those times, you lent me money
And every time, you were there for me.
I'll never forget you Mom
And when you’re gone, I hope you never forget me.

(C)2006 Aa Harvey. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright © Aa Harvey | Year Posted 2016

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This Journey We Call Life

Happiness begins in the depths of ones heart,
a place of complete joy,
where all good things start.
A smile is a rainbow,
delivered in peace,
worn on ones face,
showing a soul so sweet.
Sorrow is a part,
of this thing we call life,
it will fade into a memory,
making us appreciate,
when days are bright.
Darkness will deliver,
troubles of some kind,
always keep your eyes open,
all of the time.
Never allow,
temptation to enter your home,
don't answer your door,
until you are sure,
it is gone.
Time brings us wisdom,
if we are open to truth,
don't take life for granted,
you will be sorry,
if you do.

Copyright © Christy Hardy | Year Posted 2008

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The Essence of Time

Watching and waiting and seeing it go by...
Oh dear is it too late , my that time it doth fly ..
I have much more to do and much more to see..
I need to break the shackles and take time to be free...
To live my whole life with fruituitous gain ...
Embracing the joy and living the pain ...
Its the bad times that make the better times blessed...
Be it family or friend or merely a guest ...
Stand up , shake it off and just think for a spell..
What kind of a existence is your preference to dwell...
So little time and so much to explore ..
So get up and go forward and march right out that door ..
Lift you head high and keep your eyes open wide ...
Feel the slight touch of a friend that will guide..
Envelop your truths, and your morals abound ..
Use them as your mantra and keep both feet on the ground..
Do not be swayed by false truths,ignorance and deceit..
Take each day on merit and in solace do greet ...
Its not very long ,our special moment in time ...
To waste it and rue it is surely a crime ...........

Copyright © sally smith | Year Posted 2014

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Cross Divisive Barriers

We have to cross divisive barriers
When we wade through storms in togetherness;
Water rising like silent couriers
Brings our disposition from this madness.

Beyond much witless pride and prejudice
We take shelter under one roof as one;
Our color, our creed, our culture in bliss
As we nurture new dreams to carry on.

When our faith is strong and strength is renewed,
No bolder blasting from sweltering rain
Will shake, rattle or roll to make us screwed;
We shall heal and overcome growing pain.

There is always light under the tunnel;
Just keep your eyes open through the funnel.

Copyright © Leonard Dabydeen | Year Posted 2017