The stagnant pond’s full of things decaying,
Covered with green algae; a putrid smell
From dead vegetation; but in early morning
White lilies bloom brightly in the middle!
Quite mind-blowing how blossoms so beautiful
Flourish and thrive in a murky, muddy place!
How lilies pure, wholesome and wonderful,
Shine and prosper in a dank, sordid space!
A refreshing reminder of an age-old truth
That good resides even in the most evil men
That wisdom can abide in an unlettered youth
And in a hellish life, we can dream of heaven!
The white lilies are a beacon drawing us in
A lighthouse in the dark and tempestuous ocean
The antithesis to decay and death, evil and sin!
They embody good and beauty, all interwoven!
Our Lord and Savior is much like the lilies;
He came to a world befouled by sin and death…
But He brought us salvation, and the keys
To eternal life; and an offer of heaven’s breath...
© Vic A Evora...

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over 5 years

Thank you JEF.

Perhaps... But I'd like to be optimistic :)

D. Thurmond   aka  JEF (James Everett Falcon)
over 5 years

Amen to this poem, and done well, as usual. --- A thought, maybe it is evil that seeps into good men.

over 5 years

Thank you Charlotte...

Charlotte B. Williams
over 5 years

You write so intelligently. and this poem is beautiful and very true.

over 5 years


Robert L. Martin
over 5 years

There is a lillie in the heart of everyone. The Holy Spirit shines in all its glory.

over 5 years

Thank you amigo

Benjamin G. Sangalang
over 5 years

Wisdom from the lilies' inelegant lot. Very perceptive!

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