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Compassion

Compassion

A Poem by Tonya

Compassion

Angels must be confused by war.

Both sides praying for protection,

yet someone always gets hurt.

Someone dies.

Someone cries so deep

they lose their watery state.

Angels must be confused by war.

Who can they help?

Who can they clarify?

Whose mercy do they cast to the merciless?

No modest scream can be heard.

No stainless pain can be felt.

All is clear to angels

except in war.

When I awoke to this truth,

it was from a dream I had last night.

I saw two angels conversing in a field

of children's spirits rising like silver smoke.

The angels were fighting among themselves

about which side was right,

and which was wrong.

Who started the conflict?

Suddenly, the angels stilled themselves

like a stalled pendulum,

and they shed their compassion

to the rising smoke

of souls who bore the watermark of war.

They turned to me with those eyes

from God's library,

and all the pieces fallen

were raised in unison,

intertwined like the breath

of flames in a holy furnace.

Nothing in war comes to destruction,

but the illusion of separateness.

I heard this spoken so clearly I could only

write it down like a forged signature.

I remember the compassion,

mountainous, proportioned for the universe.

I think a tiny fleck still sticks to me,

like gossamer threads

from a spider's web.

And now, when I think of war,

I flick these threads to all the universe,

hoping they stick on others as they did me.

Knitting angels and animals

to the filamental grace of compassion.

The reticulum of our skyward home.

© 2015 Tonya



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Now this one is very good, LOVE THIS WRITE....
the set up and flow and it has a deep meaning as well. Awesome job here. plain AWESOME!!!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Tonya

7 Months Ago

Thank you.

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