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If Only They Knew

Updated on October 18, 2012

There seems to be an occurring figure of speech floating through my brain. I always found it hard to get out of bed, although I couldn't help but crave a bowl of cereal to start my day. I put on the telly and there’s a grim reaper standing tall, laughing at humanity, eagerly anticipating the world to be even more corrupt so he can have a good days work.

I sat down with a frown on my face as I watched the birds outside. It was quite weird, usually they were filled with an abundance of energy, and chirped gracefully through the morning, but for some reason nobody could hear them. All that was left was its painful cry as they witness the dark and gloomy shadows of humanity fallen down .It was like the world was embarking with the seven deadly sins, swimming through the oceans of envy and gluttony.

"The world as it is". The words became so heavy even a forklift couldn't lift it from the floor. The cries of mothers sent shivers down my spine, just the thought of a police officer knocking my door was bad enough let alone giving me terrible news. My skin crippled with anxiety as I watched the super powers of the world inflict more destruction. The idea of hope became distant and as faint as a feather while depression took its course. Everywhere I looked there was a reflection of human’s beings oozing with sin and there’s hearts covered in a thick fog.

All my life I would walk the grounds of the earth, unconcerned with the misery that it shared. If I only paid more attention to the others rather than myself then maybe, I could have helped the world. As I walked towards the sink I take a moment to breathe, and I notice a flower blossoming right in front of me. There was a sense of peace, and I suddenly did not feel the need to have a frown on my face any more.

Those words came again, it seemed to echo even more but I wasn’t afraid of hearing them. The destruction, chaos, pain and suffering being cemented on the grounds that we walked on seemed to bear cracks. Love and faith blossomed just like the flower, and shined so bright, even the dark corners of the world started to cry.

As I stared at the tree, I’m left with a smile on my face, unconcerned at the world and its fault, undeterred at humanity looking down on me but rejuvenated by the comfort of God’s smile. So you see this is the world as it is, painful at times and heartache is just one word of many to describe the trials and tribulations we go through. But just like the tree blossoming so as my faith and God’s smile and the occurring figure of speech no longer battles with my brain but becomes a distant memory which cannot find the room or space to trouble me anymore.


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      Rogers 7 years ago

      E you have done it once again!! i like this one g....i think it's time i roll up my sleeves and do one as well lol

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      Phoebe Pike 7 years ago

      This one is pretty good, I love the photo at the top, it's really interesting. Good hub.

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      lol brother im trying g but most definitely bro jump on this man im telling you , there are some incredible writers out here bro trust

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      thanks phoeke check out my others hubs and follow me too im gonna read some of your hubs now

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      PPI 7 years ago

      THIS IS BEAUTIFUL EMAN

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thanks PPI i'm really just trying to tackle the issues us young Christians go through and hope this can be some form of reassuring our selves that with faith everything is possible and check out my other pieces when you can .

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      TINA V 7 years ago

      I like how you made a statement, "the dark and gloomy shadows of humanity fallen down embarking with the seven deadly sins, swimming through the oceans of envy and gluttony." Indeed, the world nowadays is full of the deadly seven sins of mankind. God has given us a choice. . . the freedom to choose. There may be so much pain and tribulations in one's life. But God's smile, grace and love with our faith in Him comfort us all in everything that we do. Good hub!

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thanks Tina v you gave a real good evaluation and your a piece on how to maintaining a healthy relationship was very refreshing you tackled a lot of issues like learning to listen which i think is so essential in a relationship which a lot of people don't do hence the increase in divorces around the country keep up the good work .

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      Timely 7 years ago from United States

      Great hub, Appears the found stillness in the Lord is no stranger to you :)

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      Cathy Nerujen 7 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Really loved reading this! I am glad I came here to check out some really great writing from you! I sure found it! : )

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thank timely im just trying to give an insight of the world through the magic of words and hope that you to see can what i see when i look at the world today and astra nomik your comments have made my day trust me thank you and i will be following your hubs so keep up the good work

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      bonetta hartig 7 years ago from outback queensland

      found the link to this on the forum - glad I did - you have it right in your writing - reading was like watching many images came to mind -thank you for the read

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      thanks bonny i'm very happy you was able to see what i saw when i wrote this be sure to follow me and enjoy every hub i put up as yourself too

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      Nell Rose 7 years ago from England

      Hiya, Glad I found this, you have a talent. I love the bit where you look out of the window, and see the flower. Lovely. Welcome to Hubpages, and I will certainly be reading more. cheers nell

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thanks nell rose so happy that you was able to enjoy this piece and be sure there will be more great work being put up here and i will be following you on your hubs and so keep up the good work

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      I am very much impressed with your wonderful writing...

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      I am very much impressed with your wonderful writing...

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      Moonchild60 7 years ago

      Wow Eman - Most impressive. I love the way your words flow. It is wonderful to see the balance in all things. I think it keeps us sane, more sane than we would be if we allowed the ugliness to consume us and the beautiful to die. Thank you for this.

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      C S Coker 7 years ago

      MAgnificent composition E! Proud of you bro, keep em coming I love it!

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thanks moonchild i was reading your hubs and they inspired me to write my new piece so check it out http://hubpages.com/t/127fd7

      and chris thanks bro nuff love for that check out my new peice too

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      Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      This is nice. It started gloomily but ended on a positive note. Let it flow :D

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thank Cris lol would like to know your thoughts on my new piece https://hubpages.com/literature/Nothing-but-a-melo

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      John Harper 7 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      What I think Eman is that you have cracked it sir, and I am delighted to read you as you bring fresh air to a dusty world!

      If I ever get back to the UK, I'm going to want to visit your body of believers and see what you all are doing! and if you are coming to Spain, let me know, you have a warm welcome!!

      Excellent mate!

      John

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      John you blow me away lol whenever you are in London i'll be glad to show the rest of us brothers and sisters believe we are hungry for Christ your comment is amazing seriously i'm speechless bro thank you very much

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      You place the reader right at your breakfast table and talk as if to an old friend...I'm a new friend and was delighted to read this sharing Hub...In your bio you finish with " ...Cherish every moment because being angry for a minute is 60 seconds of happiness gone.." Wonderful sentiment...Carpe Diem, my friend...Larry

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      George J Hardy 7 years ago from Southern New Jersey

      Should we as sinners, seek after the things of this world we will only find more of what you describe as "gloomy shadows" everywhere. The inescapable world we live in has elements of light as well as shadows. I think we choose to be one or the other as in "Desiderata". I like your introspection though, as it can be hard to express.

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      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 7 years ago

      Really enjoyed this. Your way of expressing and bringing us in is unique and pulling.. Thank you. :)

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      Kiri 7 years ago

      I absolutely love this!

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s thank you very much for comments i really do appreciate this i really wanted this peice to pull the reader in as if it was the reader who was in this situation and i am glad you enjoyed this.

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      The original Eman 7 years ago from london

      Thanks kiri im so happy you enjoyed this piece i was hoping you would too keep on writing hun

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      Sarah H 5 years ago from Canada

      You're an excellent writer! Looking to hear more :)

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      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      Thanks street dancer. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff, thank you :)

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      I came to this hub happy and then found myself utterly sad. I wanted to stop reading before your words threw me into a depression I did not want to deal with. But the sadness had me tangled and I could not get out of its grasp. I am so glad I continued to read because your words of peace and light brought me back up and reminded me that although the world is a difficult place sometimes, with all its sorrow, it is also BEAUTIFUL in the tiniest ways :)

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      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      Ardie your understanding of this piece is so interesting. Thank you for reading this I'm so happy you was able to feel this way reading my piece, it just makes me feel that I'm on the right doing something i love.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You are a master storyteller, love the flow, most definitely pulls me inside with those incredible images and keeps me tight until the last word, great!

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      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      Thank you max your comments are very kind and i'm honoured you enjoyed this.

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      lifeoflata 5 years ago from Tacoma Wa

      No matter how dark our days become, there's always a light that shines through. Loved this poem, your a great writer voted up

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      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      Lifeoflata I totally agree with you.there will be a light that shines through the darkness and is ready to pull you through.thanks for having the time to reading this hub.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Beautifully optimistic really--I wasn't sure where the write was going to take me--it has a dark quality to it--but I love where you took me--Thank you!

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      The original Eman 5 years ago from london

      Thank you audrey for taking the time to check out this peice. Your comments are very kind and are appreciated. Stay in touch hun :)

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