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No Dreams: a short poem

Updated on September 6, 2013

Spiritual warfare has fascinated me since I was able to ponder the idea. God and his angels vs. the forces of Satan and his demons, this is the ultimate battle for hearts, souls and minds...


A Short Poem

I have no dreams of rivers

or streams shielded from the dark.

There's not a single bed to sleep,

fitted for restart.

There are no open valleys,

mountain tops or peaks.

There's not a single place to keep

the things that I have reaped.

Even sleep has come on stingy,

fringing from the edge,

a double door's obsession

coming- leaving

from my head.

Bread won't even feed me.

Nay, I'm allergic to it's scent.

And like an empty vessel

I'm broken with lament...

I can hold on nothing,

nothing's strangled in my grip.

No cup to sip, no bread to rip-

In despair's chair I sit.

I have the curse of Job,

God and Satan's little game,

everything's taken from me,

but like the skies I'll rain.

I'll pour out all I have

and rise up from the dirt,

with the strength of Calvary

I'll conquer all the earth.

I won't let death beat me.

I'll take on Satan's scythe.

I'll show to all the world

that some souls never die!

I'll rise up from the ash,

like a shimmer in the sun!

So one day when I go...

Know God's work was done.




Reflect...

I've always felt a very real relationship between these religious ideas and the ongoing ethical dilemmas we face daily as humans. Moral relativity is a pervasive idea in our modern society, but when we look at the world in a grey scale, where truth is relative, our beliefs become interchangeable, and hold no real meaning. There's a need in the world for truth, a solid foundation, from where we find our purpose. Search for this truth...

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      Brian Loewer 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks, I'll have to head over and check out your stuff

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      I'm a fan man.

      EWF

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      Brian Loewer 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Moms- I forgot to reply to your comment. It gave me a good laugh :D

      Flashmakeit- thanks for your comment, though my reply is beyond tardy. Glad you were able to take something from this poem.

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      flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

      Life is a struggle and this poem expressed some conquering endurance through it all. That is what I got out of this interesting poem.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      That was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid...

      You can't keep a good dog down wowowowown, no you can't keep a good dog down wowowowown... all dogs go to heaven.

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks SWB! Glad you enjoyed this one, and thanks for the follow. I'll be sure to check out some of your work!

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      Scott Biddulph 5 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

      Very nice piece of work! I loved the synopsis! You have a new fan--WP

      PS--voted up!

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Perspycacious, thanks for the edit! Sometimes those things just slip right on by ya! Always appreciated...

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Hey Moms, I've never thought about that, but I'd have to agree. It's an interesting concept.

      I always joke about how good my dog's got it (besides the kibble food). Play, belling scratching, and enjoying all that without the burden of a spiritual conscious sounds pretty good to me... and we all know dogs go to heaven!.. well that's my own conjecture. Take care!

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      Brian Loewer 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      whonunuwho- Thanks for the good word. I sure hope so!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      "I'll won't let death beat me" a little one slipped by. The great struggle struggles on and explains much of our world.

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      Lissette 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, this was gorgeous. Very powerful. I always thought that the same gift that is unique to us is our greatest curse. Thought and will.

      While animals suffer from the decisions made by men, they have no fear of heaven or hell. They only have instinct. If they kill it is to feed or protect. They reproduce without the complications of status. They know no evil and so there is no battle between heaven or hell.

      Yet some of us still feel we are the ones to be envied.

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      LV, know this, as long as you write, your work will live on, even as a part of the others who may read your works, you will never perish from the earth.