Crooked Places Made Straight
by Dawn Richerson
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
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How has it come to this?
Dazed, I cannot say
what has become
of the girl I was,
the woman I had
by bullets that pierce
me, lightning-fast, I die
and am consumed whole
by Prince of Darkness,
unable to free myself
I choke on green mushroom clouds, eyes burning,
heart pounding out an S.O.S., as people pass
by. In the one breath, I envy
them. In next, much darker,
moment, I would blow
my dragon smoke and
smite them for
Faith, like the proverbial “plastics,” promised
panacea, future hope, misshapen, burnt by fire.
Only the stench of what
might have been fills
what’s left of life,
burning heap of
Where love has been stripped and I made to feel
a poison to the world, hissing snakes rise
unbidden and will not
relinquish their hold
on me. No matter
that I scream
The Evil One spawns bitterness, fumes his lies
on my smoldering pain, cackling at the game.
He takes my crooked faith
to form a weapon,
my will toward
dares to try
to help me.
But the battle rages even so, and I am not alone, nor forsaken.
Love survives this hell and forges a haven of hope, solid rock
of precious stone, heart that spirals upward to free me from the grip of Satan’s sleeping sickness and reveal Truth
and tomorrow’s task: to awake, to rise, to shine, purified, restored to more.
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|Reviewed by John Bidwell
This is what poetry is all about, moving through depths and finding ourselves.
|Reviewed by Paul Williams
|I like the style of this poem Dawn...nice one!
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
You take us from the depths of despair to the Light of Glory and hope--what a ride your powerful words take us on! I am awed by your talent--well done, Poet!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :(
|Reviewed by Sue Hess
|so dark and hopeless, till the end...this is so well written|
|Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
|Ah Dawn, this one touches so deeply that place in all of us, just loved this poem,
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|Yes. Love is all, Dawn. Powerfully compelling verses. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis|
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|Love is the true salvation. Powerful piece.
Truth shall be restored.
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Most powerful poetry!!