Poems and Poetry About Making The World A Better Place - I Have Seen The Father's Tears.

Mighty men have fallen

Upon hard times and deprivation,

The children of the world

Suffer times of desperation.

The kingdoms are all falling

Anarchy reigns,

The streets are filled with fighting

The cobblestones are stained.

The blood, like wine flows freely

From the pale and delicate flesh

Of the misled misguided children,

Who are caught up in the mesh.

I've seen the Father's tears

Have you?

They are falling in the rain

Yet again, sons and daughters are enacting

Scenes stolen from brothers Abel and Cain

The faithful plead their case

To a world that refuses to hear

Consequences unveiled and revealed

Leave us scoffing at that which we should fear.

What is it thats required

Before we believe what we cannot see?

How many times will the beautiful souls

Have to live and die for you and me?

In a world that thirsts for love

While it breeds jealousy and hate

People so immersed in their greed

Destroying both destiny and fate.

Grasping covetous desires

Everyone hungering for more

Precious few hoarding their riches

Masses starving in the street,

Outside of their locked doors.

If your treasured bounty

Weren't more important than the truth,

Would you still cry out for war

When unity and peace

Would form a lasting truce?

Amid the call for justice

Hypocrisy like a river is running free.

Mere men playact at being God

Blind to how it all should be.

Still the faithful cry

To a world that just won't hear

As in the falling rain

I've seen the Father's tears.

Kristen Burns-Darling ©May 2011 (all rights reserved)





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ahorseback 5 years ago

Now I like this , Such a thought provoking write! :-}


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

This is a magnificent poem, just incredible! You have become a great writer. You have always been good in my opinion, but now you have reached an even higher level. Very memorable!


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

A really beautiful poem.


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Docmo 5 years ago from UK

Grandiose, unrelenting and absolutely wonderful . Well written ... Thanks for sharing!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is majestic writing. I believe His tears are swiftly turning to determination. This sinful world is having the last heyday of sin and death. Jesus is coming soon and I pray people accept Him before then. The tears of the Father are our tears also. Bless you dear one for your compassion.


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ahorseback - Thank-you ever so kindly, I am glad that you enjoyed it!


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feenix 5 years ago

K. Burns Darling, this is a terrific work of art that delivers a strong message. I read it two times so I could fully grasp what you are saying here and it was well worth it.

I believe that you succeeded at pointing out that much of society, or the world in general, is drawing farther and farther away from God.


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@Poohgranma - Sherry, you always say the sweetest nicest and encouraging things, and if I am growing as a writer, than some of that credit goes to you, your praises and your support always leave me striving to live up to your faith in me. I am usually very critical of my own work, but I have to say that I truly was pleased with this one once it was done, and to know that someone who's opinion I so value thinks so highly of it, is the icing on the cake!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ Jo Goldsmith - I am really happy that you enjoyed it, Thank you as always for the generosity of your time, your kind words and your support, they are always welcome and appreciated here!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

Docmo - Your kind words humble me! I am glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the generosity of your time and your praise, they are always welcome and appreciated!


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sunsetofthenight 5 years ago

Very touching and well written poem...


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ Hyphenbird - I am humbled by your kindness, and grateful for the generosity of your time and your support. These are truly very troubling times, and at the moment their end does not appear to be in sight, I think that we all could do with just a little more faith and a lot more compassion towards are fellow man. I am very glad that you enjoyed this particular write...Thanks again!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ Feenix - Society as a whole is most definitely pulling away not only from what I believe was God's purpose for us, but from very positive key components of our humanity like faith, compassion, and kindness, and replacing them with greed, selfishness, and arrogance...All of which are self-defeating and self-destructive, in my darker moments I wonder at our own collective audacity. Thank you so much for such insightful and encouraging remarks, they're always very welcome and appreciated!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@sunsetofthenight - Thank you so much for kindness and the generosity of your time spent here, they are always welcome and very much appreciated!


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Amazingly true and beautiful , thank you for sharing .


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ jami l. pereira - I am glad that you enjoyed it. Thank you again for your kindness and your support!

Kristen


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

You are an inspriration of my days to come , you just dont know it . No thank you from you is necessary as you help me cope and give me hope . Thank you for everything ,

Jami


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Scarface1300 5 years ago

Another thought provoking and worthwhile work. Excellent.


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

What a beautiful, thought-provoking poem. Up and beautiful!


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ jami l. pereira - you are very sweet, and if I am in some small way helping you, then it's a mitzvah, and my pleasure. :-)


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@ Scarface1300 - You are too kind! Thank you for the generosity of your time and your comments, and btw; I was completely wowed by what I've already seen of your work, and am now following you as well! Thanks again:-)


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K. Burns Darling 5 years ago from Orange County, California Author

@Fay Paxton - Thank you as always for your kind words and the generosity of your time, and your support, you are so very appreciated!


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Lovely.

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