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A Call to Resistance
by +Steven Curtis Lance

Sunday, June 26, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Speak truth to power and scour the stain"


A Call to Resistance

 

The people have been torn in two

As war wastes life and drains away

The future's hope from me and you

A stain of blood descends to stay

The proud hand which holds suffering

And leads but to decline and fall

 

Proud they sowed but harvest will bring

Disgrace unless we soon and all

Stand free to see the prophecy

Fulfilled in us and turn away

From masters dark with cruelty

That stalking death no longer slay

The young that what could be would be

 

The path of peace has overgrown

Restore the road which leads to light

That madmen might be overthrown

Before there comes no end of night

 

Does no one still believe in peace

Enough to struggle for release

From this cold stranglehold of pain

And would we see our womb our tomb?

Our last best hope at dusk of doom

Is that we find our voice again:

 

Resist the grasping grip of gloom

Speak truth to power and scour the stain

 

+Steven Curtis Lance

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/8/2005
WOW!!!!!!!!! Nicely said! and Point Blank in ALL Directions! Unite and Pray! we must TODAY! Thank you Steve for this Poem- Lady,Sheee
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson 6/27/2005
I loved the imagery; I loved the alliteration; I loved the feeling; I loved the poem. Good job!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/26/2005
So very true Poet!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Nicole Lasher 6/26/2005
An excellent call. I heard you loud and clear.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/26/2005
Well said my friend and you echo my sentiments exactly

Felix
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/26/2005
These words ring true.

Ron



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