Black Poetry : peace is within...

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  1. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ...like a river of clear water
    like a garden full of orchids arrayed by the dawn's light
    in peace

    peace is within
    although terror is on every side
    may Christ be your guide to know, feel and taste
    what lies within...

    peace is like an oasis in the heat of dry battling...
    l can hear it beyond "snakes" rattling
    and biting
    but the venom is not deadly enough to kill
    what lies within...

    l can hear you, peace,
    beyond the b2's,
    liars and "see-throughs"
    who say they want you, need you
    and war is what we lead to??
    mockery...
    dichotomy of will and way
    what we do vs. what we say

    in the garden is where l lay...
    but in the sky l see aircrafts flying
    the clouds are crying missiles
    this corruption has gotten me checking for thistles
    but there is none
    for l can't control what's out there
    there is war
    there is fear
    in my ear but not in my heart....
    no not here
    no not here
     
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    THE GARDEN

    May peace ever exist in your garden, j'hiah-

    1poetsought ~
     
  3. elayne.

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    tankhead.


    mmm mmm mmm... thank you for this!!
    the thing i passionately pray for has
    been within me all along. i needed
    this reminder. :) very well done/said!

    Nfinitepeace&Love,
    elayne.
     
  4. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    2 of my favorites :thanks:
     
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    this is something that can be used to tell the president a thing or two about us, our voices are not being heard, but where you coming from, we can't help but be heard---keep it comin......
     
  6. j'hiah

    j'hiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    lilcherry76, nice to have you here :toast:
    and thanx...

    nfinite.....
     
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    I like your poem, keep up the good work.
     
  8. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    j'hiah..

    what a beautiful sentiment..if only everyone could live in the Garden of Serenity..then there would not be a world like the one we are forced to live in..inner peace leads to enlightenment leads to knowledge leads to truth..nicely said..

    K
     
  9. Royal_T

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    A-MEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO FEAR IN MY HEART OR MY SOUL, I KNOW EXACTLY WHO'S RUNNING THE SHOW.

    LOVE THIS!!!
     
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    *Raising this one for PEACE* J'hiah brother, I thank you for sharing this wonderful piece, because it shows that just because the external war is paving a path to hell, does not mean that we have to succomb to the fear of this world. Peace of mind and spirit are a precious commodity in these turbulent time, but God Bless you for sharing your truth, and encouraging others to do the same...
     
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