Friday, October 04, 2013

Inspiring Poem

I've been receiving this email letter from an organisation called PEERS: WantToKnow.info for quite some time.  It always makes me think about life and I like it very much.  Today they sent out some inspiring poetry under the title "Inspiring Poetry Calls Us to Our Greatness".  Well, I'm not a poetry buff but love a mastery of precision and enjoyed the following poem so decided to send it on to you.

Compassion
By WingMakers

Angels must be confused by war.
Both sides praying for protection,
yet someone always gets hurt.
Someone dies.
Someone cries so deep
they lose their watery state.

Angels must be confused by war.
Who can they help?
Who can they clarify?
Whose mercy do they cast to the merciless?
No modest scream can be heard.
No stainless pain can be felt.
All is clear to angels
except in war.

When I awoke to this truth,
it was from a dream I had last night.
I saw two angels conversing in a field
of children's spirits rising like silver smoke.
The angels were fighting among themselves
about which side was right,
and which was wrong.
Who started the conflict?

Suddenly, the angels stilled themselves
like a stalled pendulum,
and they shed their compassion
to the rising smoke
of souls who bore the watermark of war.
They turned to me with those eyes
from God's library,
and all the pieces fallen
were raised in unison,
intertwined like the breath
of flames in a holy furnace.

Nothing in war comes to destruction,
but the illusion of separateness.
I heard this spoken so clearly I could only
write it down like a forged signature.
I remember the compassion,
mountainous, proportioned for the universe.
I think a tiny fleck still sticks to me,
like gossamer threads
from a spider's web.

And now, when I think of war,
I flick these threads to all the universe,
hoping they stick on others as they did me.
Knitting angels and animals
to the filamental grace of compassion.
The reticulum of our skyward home. 
For more heart-opening, inspiring poems by the WingMakers, click here. For the intriguing website of the enigmatic WingMakers as it originally appeared, click here. And for a treasure trove of other highly inspiring stories, videos, news articles, and life resources, click here.

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