Worry, a poem

cast off your worries and fly
cast off your worries and fly

 

Yesterday’s worry, like death,

about today comes surging

up with the morning

 

Sleep was silent, like death,

about the pain that

pulses * waking * awake

 

Unconscious dreams, like death,

about love hate love

confused in the dark

 

Yesterday worries today’s

motions into dystrophy

 

peace peace there is no

peace peace where is the

peace

 

life where is thy sting

dawn where is thy victory

 

Cut the throbbing pain

away like death

and live

 "And He said to His disciples, 'For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life's span? ... But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.'" ~ Luke 12:22-25, 31

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Comments 18 comments

"Quill" 7 years ago

Love the poem, Thank you for using words that touch deep in the spirit.

Blessings


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Only in the absence of light is there darkness. I really enjoy this poem as it was very inspiring. Thank you, Rose West.


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Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan Author

Quill and dohn121, I am so happy to have inspired you! I woke up this morning and these words were just there. I think I was half awake :)


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itakins 7 years ago from Irl

Cut the throbbing pain

away like death

and live'

Wow -powerful words-great sentiments.


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Rose West 7 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you for reading, itakins! Whatever power my words have, it is God-given.


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lovelypaper 6 years ago from Virginia

Awsome poem. I enjoyed it very much.


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

lovelypaper, I'm so glad that you enjoyed this! Thank you for reading.


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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana

very strong. i liked this


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

I'm glad you enjoyed, Nikki!


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epigramman 6 years ago

I don't worry no more because I live for your hubtastic array of writing and other delights!


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warrioRR 6 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

Use of heart touching words are awesome

great creation but

give 0 importance to Worries if you want to happy


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Rose West 6 years ago from Michigan Author

epigramman and warroRR, thank you for reading!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Ooh, juicy good poem you can bite into! Awesome!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

A poem you can sink your teeth into! Worry wastes wisdom! Voted up, awesome, beautiful, useful!


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Rose West 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you, Fossillady, for reading! I appreciate the rating :)


McGilio 5 years ago

My sincere appreciation. So touching!


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Rose West 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you so much, McGilio!


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Rose West 5 years ago from Michigan Author

Thank you so much, McGilio!

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