For My Little Brother

THERE IS MUCH HERE THAT I LIKE AND LITTLE THAT I LOATH
BUT MORE AND MORE THE LOATHING GROWS
 
MADNESS YES MADNESS
SURROUNDS ME IN THIS ONCE FAMILIAR PLACE
 
HOW CAN ONE BELIEVE
WHEN LIES ARE SPOKEN LIKE TRUTHS FROM SAINTS
 
WHEN MY VERY CONSCIENCE
IS BOMBARDED BY WHISPERS OF FALSE SERENITY
 
I SHALL NOT BELIEVE
I CANNOT
FOR MY SOUL SPEAKS NOT THE WORDS OF MY TRANSGRESSORS
 
IT SPEAKS BUT A SINGLE WORD
KNOWN ONLY TO ME AND HE WHO MADE ME
 
I REFUSE TO FALTER
TO GIVE IN TO THE MADNESS
I SHALL NOT SURRENDER THE HOPES OF THIS LIFE
 
I PAY HOMAGE TO THE ONE WHO HOLDS ME UP
WHEN ALL I SEEK TURNS AGAINST ME
 
THE WORD BORN IN MY SACRED SOUL SHALL BE MY BATTLE CRY
AND THE BATTLE CRY FOR THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW
 
SO STRENGTH TO US
WHO GO TO BRAVE THE LION IN HIS DEN!

For Joshua Marshall's "Lost and Alone" - look up the meaning of your name brother

Proverbs 28:15

"I worshipped dead men for their strength, forgetting I was strong." - Vita Sackville-West

"Nothing is so strong as gentleness. Nothing is so gentle as real strength." - Frances de Sales

Psalm 28:7

There is a time to run so says the Doctor... a time to fight so says St. Augustine... and a time to live and begin again so says the Lord.

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Deborah McMahon
3 months

Thank you
Thanks just dc’d from the hospital and am gratefully ok.
But the bravery I saw, every minute of everyday in the every person working astounded me .
This is their battle cry .
They need support , equipment 100 percent without political rhetoric .
But we need to support their hearts and souls they need in the hospital setting a place to let go, see and hear beauty , poetry , music , nature
Tranquility in the chaos they are saving us at the risk of all they hold dear .
If we do not do this , I fear we will not survive .

Cory Garcia
Cory Garcia
3 months

Amen and I pray we all find the ability to share joy with each other in this present darkness

J Ann Crowder
almost 4 years

Very nice Cory!

Cory Garcia
about 6 years

Thank you :),

Cory Garcia
about 6 years

Thank you :)

Debra Romero
about 6 years

So passionate and soulful...An embracing write!

Angel Lady (Sandi Guidotti)
about 6 years

Very strong and beautiful write.

Cory Garcia
almost 7 years

I gave it a shot :) Glad I was able to pull it off.I need your input on "Embracing On the Mountainside"I tried my usual approach and while I could evoke the feelings I wanted to It just did not seem right so I stripped it down to almost nothing.I try to add to it now but it seems to be quite content with itself :(

Amber M. Royse
almost 7 years

WOW! didn't see this one before ....Very powerful !!HOW CAN ONE BELIEVEWHEN LIES ARE SPOKEN LIKE TRUTHS FROM SAINTSWHEN MY VERY CONSCIENCE
IS BOMBARDED BY WHISPERS OF FALSE SERENITY

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