Life Spoken


When all is said

And everything’s done

When nothing’s left

To unveil or reveal

When nothing remains

Left to covet or steal

When the ending night sky

Descends swiftly to ground

And the bright morning sun

Burns flesh to the bone

And creation is reduced

To abomination alone

That will be the day

When the rights

Become wrong

Eternal wrongs

Are written as rights

In the pages of life

When the book is closed

And we’re buried alive

Lest we escape from

Our well-earned demise

And learn from mistakes

And from one another

Adapting, to take

Less from each other

No, this won’t be permitted

Our death notes are signed,

Sealed, and delivered,

And white-out is denied

On these documents’ papers

I refuse to accept

Hopeless fates such as these

For I’ve seen

I’ve laid eyes on

Selfless acts and pure deeds

I've felt the sunlight

And the kiss of the breeze

Flowing down from above

Cascading around me

And I choose to believe

That greater honor is dealt

Than to erase all He’s made

Annihilate all that we've felt

In one swift judgment

Just one axe’s swing

What kind of creator

Would do such a thing?

When all’s been spoken

And all has been said

Let it be spoken…

Life spoken

Again.







© copyright Ben D.A 2011


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

God works in mysterious ways, and though he may bring the world to an end, he always brings it back to life again.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Perhaps you actually do know and feel things out of the ordinary, Ben. Who's to say whether or not one should or shouldn't? If it's "in there" - it's in there! Hugs.

It's always my pleasure to read you!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

randy - I do believe in it, but I hate to think it's one decisive moment that can never be undone or fixed

:] thank you


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

So you don't believe in dooms day after all. I'm relieved. Writing about triumph can be just as poetic as pain and destruction, albeit a harder task. Which you just accomplished brilliantly.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

lizzybeth - you're a sweety thank you :]

saddle - this one was a rollercoaster of ups and downs

Thank you for always encouraging me


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

The feelings of dark and light we impart in our words can lift our readers to highs and lows and my friend that is a sign of talent. You keep us coming back for more, that is what they call in sales selling the sizzle. The steak(book) will sell itself. Well done, bravo.


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

Very good and thought provoking, at least for me. Can the good ever possibly out weigh the bad? We must always hope it will and you definitely deserve it :) Good job!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

epi - that means so much to me sir

nellie - its great to see you back, and you left me so many comments, all of them were WONDERFUL! I admit, I feel like I know things and feel things that I shouldn't


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

As I dutifully followed along the first part of this, thinking it too tragic even to be believable, - even for this sad old world -, and then when I was ushered out into the sunshine of your own bright rebuff of all the tragedy you'd painted so skillfully, I could not but help but think, and almost say out loud, "My God. The young man must be some sage reincarnated!"

Really an effective, thought-provoking poem, Ben. Voted uppppp!


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epigramman 5 years ago

...well so far in your relatively short and young life - you have 'spoken' poetically about so many wonderful things - which leads me to just one conclusion - you will be a 'star' in life no matter where you go or what you choose to do ......


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

sunnie - your comments are always great! thanks for being first! :]

ellie - awww haha i'm fine :] thank you!

acer - definitely man

phoenix - thank ya thank ya!! haha coffee and poetry. never tried it ;]

aylee - don't put my writing on a pedestal! haha but thank you for all your lovely comments, and I will try my best to find time to check yours out, and many other's...soo busy

uriel - I enjoyed the word choice in this one a LOT....I'm always trying new ideas. thanks very much for your awesome comments and your awesome poetry as well :]


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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

i haven't really been online due to my packed schedule, but i believe this one was really worth my time! This poem is really interesting. The choice of words is simply captivating :D and i can say ME LIKEEYYYYYYYYYYYYY :D:D hope to read more :D:D


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aylee95 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI.

Cool, awesome, lovely, sadness. mix it all together and it still won't be enough to convey the feelings I felt while reading your poem.

(I wish I could write like you~! So jealous right now ^^)


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

"I refuse to accept

Hopeless fates such as these

For I’ve seen

I’ve laid eyes on

Selfless acts and pure deeds

I've felt the sunlight

And the kiss of the breeze

Flowing down from above

Cascading around me

And I choose to believe"

This is hope and belief in it's purest form and I love "hearing" it come from you. You deserve the stirring of good and true that seems to be competing with the darker writings. What a wonderful read to compliment my morning coffee - just grand!


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Whether we end or trancsend,the effort of living honorably is still worthy.;)


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SeenButNotHeard 5 years ago from Michigan

Benjamin, you're fabulous. And I feel terrible wanting more and more of your poems, considering the dark place I know they come from :(


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Ben,

All I can say is Wow again and again! I am the first to comment..I feel honored some how..Your poem was pure and filled with honesty. I loved the last line.."When all’s been spoken And all has been said Let it be spoken…

Life spoken Again" Thank you for sharing. Up and Awesome!

Sunnie

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