Promised Land

Promised Land

A Poem by Pete
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We now no longer camp as for a night, but have settled down on earth and forgotten heaven. - Thoreau

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The Promise of the Promised Land | My Jewish Learning

squinting ramshackled eyes
from atop a profound elevation
far-off in the distance
no longer recognizing sanity

not moses
just a gentile
dragging a tattered credit card of faith
walking an endless green mile

cream and sugar
milk and honey
without a cent of money
living in a tent with flaps that look funny
not even a member of the original band

seeing a promised land



© 2021 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"And now that we have returned to the desultory life of the plain, let us endeavor to import a little of that mountain grandeur into it. We will remember within what walls we lie, and understand that this level life too has its summit, and why from the mountain-top the deepest valleys have a tinge of blue; that there is elevation in every hour, as no part of the earth is so low that the heavens may not be seen from, and we have only to stand on the summit of our hour to command an uninterrupted horizon." - Thoreau

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dear Pete, I came across your poem two days ago but I didn't leave my print, the first thing that I was taken by how your description sentence somehow like a thought I written in a poem and also a one I am using in my new poem which I am still in struggling to write.

many forget their essence, their hear and true soul in the hectic and mess of the physical world, yet You don't need to go outside to the nature to reconnect with the home above, You can do it everywhere as long as You are opened, willing and wanting to, again such joy is to read your inspiring poems the magnificent about them that You write about normal things in life but You reach through them to the higher being.

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Pete

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thoreau well knew that in order to connect we need to shed the things of life that hinder basic trut.. read more
lightsong

1 Week Ago

the pleasure is mine to read your masterful poetry~



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dear Pete, I came across your poem two days ago but I didn't leave my print, the first thing that I was taken by how your description sentence somehow like a thought I written in a poem and also a one I am using in my new poem which I am still in struggling to write.

many forget their essence, their hear and true soul in the hectic and mess of the physical world, yet You don't need to go outside to the nature to reconnect with the home above, You can do it everywhere as long as You are opened, willing and wanting to, again such joy is to read your inspiring poems the magnificent about them that You write about normal things in life but You reach through them to the higher being.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

thoreau well knew that in order to connect we need to shed the things of life that hinder basic trut.. read more
lightsong

1 Week Ago

the pleasure is mine to read your masterful poetry~

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Pete
Pete

Boston, MA



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I love reading, writing, music, nature, God and feeling emotion, not necessarily in that order. To me, these things go hand in hand. My favorite writer is Henry David Thoreau. I think he was a geni.. more..

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