Walking with Light

Walking with Light

A Poem by Pete

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In brokenness.
Alone with tears.
Abandoned in anguish.
Indignant in isolation.
Head heavy.
Guts twisted and tangled.
Heart moribund and mangled.
Hunted by hungry hit-men.
When life is all out of hope and serving seconds on sorrow.
When the world plays games in which everyone loses.
When night refuses to relent and heaven is hesitant.
While faith takes a fast and your only friend is the fog.
I wear emptiness like fruitless fashion.

On bended knee.
I cry out to a rag-tag band of twelve.
Builders of boats.
Brothers-in-arms.
Saints and sinners.
Harbingers of humanity.
Masters of meaning.
School me in the spirit.
Teach me what you know.
Tell me what you heard.
Show me what you saw.

When bushes burned and smoke spoke.
When the blind saw and the lame walked.
When water went still and prostitutes prayed.
When nets were filled to overflowing with hope.
When baskets were bountiful and cups overflowed.
When mankind was matriculated and modified.
When palm branches paved the way.
When men in robes cast blame upon doves.
When nails met wood with flesh between.
When passion pled and the blood of innocence stained holy ground.
When the dead rose.

Turn this ship of fools around.
Tear down wailing walls.
Remove bereft blinders.
Right what is wrong.
Do not take long.
Finish the story.
Reveal its glory.
So feet can dance and love abound.
So night can end and day have its way.
So stars can stay.
From grains of sand to mountains high.
Drops of rain to oceans wide.
Speak to me.
Mark me.
Take me.
Save Me.
Make me feel what it's like ...
... walking with light ...


© 2017 Pete



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Sometimes I'm not crazy about poems with much repetition and/or poems with short choppy lines . . . HOWEVER . . . you've crafted these aspects rather than just throwing them at your poem as some poets do. This has the effect of an uplifting sermon starting with reaching out to the lowest of lows & slowly building as your message goes along . . . building to a crescendo of hope. To me, this is what an inspirational poem is all about! And our chaotic world couldn't need such a message any more than it does these days! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Month Ago

aw, such sweet thoughts from a sweet soul. we could definitely use more light - especially in this .. read more



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Sometimes I'm not crazy about poems with much repetition and/or poems with short choppy lines . . . HOWEVER . . . you've crafted these aspects rather than just throwing them at your poem as some poets do. This has the effect of an uplifting sermon starting with reaching out to the lowest of lows & slowly building as your message goes along . . . building to a crescendo of hope. To me, this is what an inspirational poem is all about! And our chaotic world couldn't need such a message any more than it does these days! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Month Ago

aw, such sweet thoughts from a sweet soul. we could definitely use more light - especially in this .. read more
Hi Pete, Profound piece, emotionally charged and a glimpse into your universe... WOW!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Month Ago

thanks for stopping in Hebe. always great to connect with you. glad and appreciative when we do. .. read more
This is brilliant. For me it has a strong Bob Dylan vibe - it feels like it should be sung and it has that off centre feel about it. There is a strong religious message but it has a wider appeal. you have lots of great images in this.
From darkness to light!
Well done,
Alan

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

2 Months Ago

thank you for sharing thoughts alan. appreciate the insight.
The first lines had me hooked. Feels like you wrote about me. You know I love the way you write, Pete. You're one in a million. Lovely work as always, bro :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Pete

3 Months Ago

you're too kind. always makes me smile when you come 'round for a read and to share thoughts.
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