Tarry Not

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Tarry Not

My blood runs cold
as missiles fly...
for innocent blood
my spirits cry...
Fire rains
beyond my reach,
dropping bombs
to lessons teach...
Tarry not,
Oh Prince of Peace!
Your children languish
in Hope's decease.
Stay the hand
that longs for blood.
Let mercy pour
in tidal flood,
to wash afresh
and Love renew...
Draw to Thy Breast
who yearn for You.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."


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flying_fish 5 years ago from GTA

Beautifully succinct, mournfully evocative.

Oh, tnderhrt23! I should have known it was you right away! lol - when Hopping, I glance at whether the Hubber has a pic or not, then get right to it without looking more until I decide to comment...

I can always gauge the personal appeal of something by the physical sensations I feel as I read, listen, watch, etc - you shiver me once again!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

hugs, flying_fish...I shivered as I saw Yahoo's news flash yesterday that we joined the bomb squad...just passed it on, I spect! I so thank you for your read and most thoughtful response!


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles

Tnderhrt,

I cringed too when I heard we had joined in the bombing of Libya and felt your inspiration even before I read your comment. Beautifully written!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

cat, thank you...my heart is heavy when bombs drop, for whatever the reason...right or wrong, who really knows? It is for the innocent that I pray! ~Peace~


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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Simply beautiful,terribly sad. Very nicely put,tnder....Peace to you also


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ahorseback 5 years ago

Yes , I like this , and its a great messege to all. Hmm, no matter who leads this country !..."Let lose the dogs of war" It makes me wish for the day when political assasinations were used instead of boots on the ground.....or bombs either one.Voted up.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, MO...yes terribly sad...


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, ahorseback...I suppose "war" is part of life but nowhere is it written I gotta like it. Take care!


mikeq107 5 years ago

Great poem and words from a a great Irish sister.

"I suppose "war" is part of life but nowhere is it written I gotta like it"

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Like your comment to horse back....

Mike :0)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks mikeq! I am surely praying for the world where we live and all of us, in it!


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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

Great piece. Thanks for putting the words down so skillfully and poignantly. Cheers from me.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

chspublish, thank you, kindly! I so appreciate your visit and great comment!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, WillStar, Sir! I so appreciate you!


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

times like these we do look to the heavens for any sign of the promised return... beautiful poem


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

The end always preceeds a beginning. Ugliness dies in the face of emerging beauty and death comes that life may begin again. Beautiful write!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

nighthag, thank you...I appreciate your visit and comment!

Thank you, arb. I so appreciate your visit and comment!


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

beautifully written, when will the killing ever stop, we are all suppose to be brothers and sisters but all we want to do is Kill, My heart and sole ache for all peoples of the world.

God Bless


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thank you, vet, as does mine! ~Blessings~


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Your poetry is so precious, your thoughts are my thoughts. When i saw the fire flash across the sky, i wanted to scream, not again, no more.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, dear Ruby! Yes, that was my reaction...


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Although belated in this discussion, I just wanted to say not only do I not want bombs to ever fall again, but I want to crawl through life's miseries to get to the people who need us - maybe then, the seemingly too often used long-distance "easy way," bombs, will never be needed again...


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Amen, bb, amen!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Dear God please come soon and rid us of our taskmasters that fuel endless war and slavery!


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Amen, Micky! Thanks!


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X-Dplus-X 5 years ago from Poughkeepsie

o wow I like our style. and the imagery was spot on. So I take it your a christian? Good thing.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

X-Dplus-X, thank you! I am a believer, and a Christian, yes, but an unaffiliated one...meaning I don't subscribe to denominational religion...and I see that as a good thing, indeed! Thank you kindly for your visit! I look forward to following you! ~Peace~


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- I will never understand the need for violence, to prevent violence. -Paul


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I agree with you, Paul...violence to prevent violence strikes me as an oxymoron...this one came when I heard we had joined the bombing in Libya...I don't have the answers, but I can't see the possibility in bombs...Hugs


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Oh, Marsha, it's a great deep message here, and we see every single day where it gets us... There is always a choice, right? Why is it always goes the wrong way....


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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

BeyondMax, thank you. Yes there is always a choice....

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