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Passage of Balance
by Valerie Ann Roeske

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Between the world of love and hatred,
lies a sacred place called home,
a destiny where many search,
an empire of it's own,
To call it that of love, which be,
a place of rest and peace,
first we must learn to open,
the place of destiny,
We look through doors and windows,
unlocking many wounds,
searching night and day,
it's almost as if we're doomed,
We look through lonely hearts,
choosing only what we need,
we pass the ones that stray,
challenging the heed,
We search to find the wisdom,
to unlock the key of life,
but scatter to return,
when day turns out it's light,
Our thought we lose on purpose,
trying to forget,
while depriving our own destiny,
we muffle with our wit,
Our mind a shifting motor,
a vigilant on guard,
dividing good from evil,
notching what is scarred,
Scared we run for cover,
hoping no-one saw,
not knowing we've abolished,
we've now become a flaw,
Absorbing part of change,
we stand in disbelief,
looking for a moral sign,
we meditate relief,
Inside a pit, we lie as bait,
a giblet walking blind,
waiting to be nourished,
clutching our find,
We cross another road,
agreeablely disturbed,
between this world of love and hatred,
waiting to be heard,
We starve for recognition,
it's all a game of chance,
and then we're interupted,
distracted by our dance,
In this murky world,
where is our destiny,
are we visibly connected,
to resolve diversity,
We self-indulge our honesty,
overfeeding our greed,
deforming our crutch,
starving those who need,
Bringing our impurity,
we're backed against a wall,
our remains turn back to dust,
another time we fall,
Humbly we ask for pardon,
quiver's shake our bones,
tallow-faced, we try to enter,
uncertain of the doom,
We're tackled with a girder,
arranged by who we've been,
and then the door of eternity,
finally let's us in!

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Reviewed by Sophia Ann Montoya 9/4/2008
Dear Valerie,

It is a miraculous event when the tide of suffering fades into peaceful glade, and the unfolding happiness reaches out, blessing others in its wake. 'Passage of Balance' - well received, appreciating your depths.
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 8/14/2008
Wow! I am in awe of the trip you take us on with this wonderfully-flowing, introspective write. This is incredibly inspiring; and I could easily write several pieces from this.

Your writing style reminds me of my brother Larry, who was killed by his wife while I was in the Marine Corps. I miss him - always! We can say that "time heals all wounds" but, in truth, the hole that is created by such a loss never goes away. -- Jeff
Reviewed by Julie Donner Andersen 8/13/2008
WOWEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! This is POWERFUL poety at its best! Like Reg said, it is worthy of several reads, just to absorb the full impact of the message.

Welcome to AD, Valerie! Hope to read more from you soon!

Hugs and love,
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/13/2008
Your verses are worthy of more than a single reading, Valerie. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by na na (Reader) 10/23/2002
Eternity finally engulfs us. Isn't that a beautiful desired happening? Bill
Reviewed by Diana Bennett (Reader) 10/23/2002
Very nice, well written.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/23/2002
valerie, welcome to author's den! hope to see more of your work in the days to come. this is beautiful...the flow is perfect! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)

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