In a World of Bad News

In a World of Bad News

A Poem by Bay
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This is an optimistic poem about the blessings found when one opens his eyes to them. It is a poem about nature as it relates to an optimistic attitude.

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In a World of Bad News


In a world of bad news, murders and deaths,

You find it difficult to see what is left;

The little blessings, often discreet,

Rise up behind a dark sheet

Of loneliness, sadness, and dispair

As they meet you in a thankful prayer.


The sky turns blue instead of black,

Your eyes are glowing, coming back;

And look! Clouds are made of cotton,

Bringing back memories so long forgotten -

Thoughts of people, places, and friends

That gave you rest when you were at your end.


And all at once, the flowers have faces;

That smile and glow in joyful places.

But Darkness, who cries in his corner,

Is -oh- but the king of all the mourners!

What debris must fill his heart and head

That he encases all joy in ugly dread.


But- never more joy can be found in the world

-It is the same, even, as the joys of old -

Never more joy, -no- never more glee

Than the laugh of a baby

Or the play of a puppy.

 

 

 

© 2009 Bay


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This is really nice.

"And all at once, the flowers have faces;
That smile and glow in joyful places."

I love thinking about flowers with faces. :)


Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

This is such a moving, beautiful expression of life and hope. Yes, life has its ups and downs, but when we open our eyes to the blessings we can find them all around us. So well done!

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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Hello everyone! My name is Bay. I am a lover of Jesus Christ, and I want all of my writings to be glorifying to Him. I love music, books, writing, studying foreign languages (especially French :D),.. more..

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