This poem will only be on my blog for a couple of months as I intend to send it to a magazine for publication.

Thine eyes were closed, but opened upon
The sight of all things infernal, by which
creation left unfinished and impure,
Impure from a lack of something.
Men made and left without conscience
As if their own hearts lacked semblance of
Good sense, nay morals, nay perception.
Destruction their God, beauty be their bane.
Hordes, the multitude of mankind
Lie in wait for neighbor to slip

Into their traps, snares for innocence.
Yea, these men they be not human and are
Preserving nothing, save victims’ lament,
Lament for losing existence
To the hands of those heartless ones
Illegitimate, led by nothing
But black desire. Of Deception,
Seduction be their device, pain their aim.
Purged, their own lusts shall never be,
So we close our eyes to horror

Mine eyes were closed, but opened upon
The sight of all things eternal, by which
Damnation fled, diminished as it were
By kindness, light, and liquid love
Washing away our blind despair.
As if our own eyes lacked vision of
Good deeds, acts kind with no rejections.
Reduction our goal, lessening the hate.
Lord, take away the victims’ pain
And help us aid with opened eyes

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Comments
  1. https://wordzfrommeblog.wordpress.com says:

    Awesome poem, Shane. Very deep and spiritual.

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  2. Best wishes on your submission to the magazine!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. What a meaningful one Shane. Excellent words. You are awesome 👌👌👌

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Just Me says:

    An unerring comment on the human condition. Beyond reproach….

    I can the movie already. 😉

    Wishing you the absolute best of luck on your publishing endeavors. Go you! I feel like I’m already reading an up and coming author.

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