Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Peace be with me


A stealthy silence looms 

Wide awake I watch it progess 
Listening to the beat of my own heart 
Louder than the pang of loneliness 
That hangs over my head 
Peace be with me 

Peace be with me 

And the woman within me 
The steady beat of her heart, strangling her courage 
The very blood running through her veins 
Splayed on a periphery of insanity 
Her nakedness, clothed with uncertainty 
Cascading tears, pausing nimbly on the contours of her forlorn face 
Attemping to soothe lines 
Etched by pains beating deep in her heart 
Bereft of life, by life's own hand 
Peace be with her 

Peace be with her, and the child within me 

Seasoned eyes, clothe her bare back 
For she cannot know, the troubles laid before her 
A reveille rings, breaking the tormenting comfort 
Born to heal nations, her guileless soul whimpers 
Unconscious of the power bestowed upon her little shoulders 
Peace be with her 

Peace be with me 

On a path narrow I trod 
My heart bare, I bring it before You 
Wide awake, my soul I place in Your hands 
Peace be with me, as my heart is healed 
Tis the power bestowed upon me 
I am here to claim 

And Peace be with me 

As I travel with You 

Candy Morrow 


Emotions are running high at dVerse tonight... Thank you bartender.

15 comments:

  1. A gentle beautiful poem. Nicely done. I love how you speak to two of your selves.

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  2. Peace be with you and your house Sabio.

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  3. nice...this reads like a psalm or prayer candy...peace be with you as woman and as child...

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    1. i thought i remembered this one...smiles...how are you candy?

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  4. Praise be to the giver of all gifts Brian, bless you.

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  5. This is a beautiful poem...and it is a good time of year to wish ourselves and others peace. This feels like a prayer. I agree with Brian on that. I DO wish you and yours peace.

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  6. Thank you Mary, bless your kind heart.

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  7. very cool...love the gentle reflectiveness of this...almost like a hymn..a song..a prayer...peace be with you...

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  8. This is stunning for me. Like Claudia, I read it as a prayer and felt like printing it out for myself as we are in constant search of inner peace. The ending made me want to know both of you...:0)

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  9. Its a battle one can't seem to win, destiny's path winding a new trail every second with new battles to fight, and new victories to claim. The child is at times stronger than the woman, although she needs the woman's seasoned eyes and mothering heart.

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  10. I love the refraining lines of Peace be with me and her ~

    Gentle yet powerful share ~ Peace ~

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  11. Nice, I enjoyed the travelling
    Amen :)

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  12. Thanks for your kind comments.

    Brian, I am very well thank you. The holidays are over but the spirit lives on. How are you Sir?

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  13. Beautifully gentle and full of depth. I loved reading this.

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