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Chasm
by Sherry Gail Heim
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This was to be for Bobbi's Challenge, but instead of reading the words she selected, I thought she wanted us to use the ones she had used to write her poem...Sighs...one day I will learn to follow directions.

Chasm 

 

 

Curiosity lifted my thoughts

To the blackened windows where

Misery and ignorance become

A blanket of distruction, taking

Residence among the darkened thoughts

Feeding the soul of the fool

 

Not the kind of darkness

That comes with the evening time, but

The sort that grows from a lack

Of desire to reside within the light

The type that hides within the shadows

And orders the sun, never to shine

 

Perhaps a want for money and position rather than

A thirst for knowledge, and pride through personal growth

Has led mankind to his loss of compassion

Perhaps a lack of understanding of cultural differences

Has produced fears causing acceptance to be quelled

And a sense of futility to lay roots

 

Without knowledge to feed the spirit

The mind is left to graze in unfertile soils

Where the budding fern of possibility

Withers beside the river of opportunity

And the blossom of hope wilts

From a lack of inspiration

 

Sherry Gail Heim

February 16, 2006

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2006
 
 
 
 

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/9/2006
There is much substance to what you have shared via your verses, Sherry. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by F William Broome 3/28/2006
The openess before the subject person in this poem, provides the opportunity to circumvent the damn thing. If there is a hole, it has a rim, and travel along the rim is recommended until one finds the way, and a reason, to leave that path and walk on another. You've given your readers a lot of salty meat to chew, but as a late comer to the reading of it, I say, from what I know of you to date, this ain't the girl I hear from and about freqquently; the encouraging one for the rest of us. C'mon, you know her well. Now, be good to yourself! - Bill

Reviewed by Safi Abdi 3/5/2006
Without knowledge to feed the spirit
The mind is left to graze in unfertile soils

Well said, Sherry.

Safi
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/4/2006
Good morning sis, and this is such a true poem. It seems we are all guilty of falling into the chasm of life, and that we want more, more, more. If people would take the time to walk in the park leisurely, and listen to the birds, and look at the beautiful flowers, and all that they are. Smell the fresh air, and just be happy that you are alive, this would be a very wonderful world.

Thnx for sharing sis.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom youlove, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 2/28/2006
i'm glad i dropped by for my daily dose of wisdom. you got you some buddha/jesus eternal principle type love going on over here, sherry, and it is quite impressive! a great write, thank you for sharing it! now, if only the light were as attractive to the greedy soul as the darkness...
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 2/27/2006
Deep and quite profound. this is a masterpiece, Sherry.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/19/2006
Very telling.... ...and inspiring at the same time. Impressive and so very well written.

Ron
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 2/17/2006
Excellent thought wave! Fantastic write.
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/17/2006
With an outcome like this great poetry, who would further care which challenge you took, it is a wonderful result!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/17/2006
Very empathetic and "feely touchy" somehow, Sherry. I feel this is very much written through the hands and the mind of a "nurturer". I bet your garden is flourishing! :)) You have definitely found inspiration in the challenge, and leave the seed of such with us. Lovely, thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/17/2006
Whahahaha...I did what you did booby...lol...seems like you and I did the same challenge with Tony...now I feel better about my booby!!

Well done Sherry.....;)....as Dr Phill always say.."what were you thinking????

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 2/17/2006
Very nice, Sherry! The last stanza says it all.

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/17/2006
Well said, Sherry. And all this because curiosity lifted your thoughts!! Curiosity served you well! Bravo.

Peace.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/17/2006
Sherry,

This has many pearls of wisdom enclosed in dynamic poetry; well done! Challenge met, and exceeded. :) BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 2/17/2006
Sherry,
You win my vote..reguardless of whether you followed directions or not! You always think outside the box which makes you more unique than most, and the words of wisdom are much needed in this day's society.
Another great write from you!

Lisa

ps: home now, surgery went well.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/17/2006
Sweet and deep thoughts filter through this one like sunlight through a just cleaned window. Wonderful entry to Bobbi's challenge regardless of which words used.

Felix
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/17/2006
Sherry,

Love how you think; excellent reflections here! BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/17/2006
Very insightful and instructive Sherry
You are a fount of knowledge and inate wisdom
This is the perfect start to my morning's reviews !
Peter
Reviewed by George Carroll 2/17/2006
Wisdom shines throughout this deep and meditative write.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 2/17/2006
This is a superb response to Bobbi's challenge and suffers not in lack of inspiration, for this is a truly inpsired and sagacious piece Sherry.

Paul;-)
Reviewed by jude forese 2/17/2006
outstanding work, Sherry! (thanx for the link ... luv the site)
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/17/2006

Twenty-four wise lines written with words from the lexicon of wisdom to compose "Chasm" and deliver a historical page to be read throughout the millennia.

I enjoyed the reading of "Chasm", and have learned through its lines of poetic sapience and artistic composition.

I salute You, Poet!


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/16/2006
Sherry, directions are for rank amateurs or parents putting bicycles together on Christmas Eve...you have shown to the world of the Den that your intellect far outweighs that of any simple directions...Ed
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/16/2006
Never fear my dear, whatever the challenge, this poem is splendid ! One of your stellar writes with a wisdom bonus in the finale!

Love ,
Eileen



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