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Southern Cross Epiphany
By: Wayne Brown
Can one see the contrast between Heaven and Hell
When one is reading the Bible in a dark jail cell?
Can you find the difference between good and bad
When nothings left; they’ve taken all you had?
Where is the line between the left and the right
When you look at what causes the fight?
When does the discussion become an argument
After the screaming starts and the patience is spent?
Who is in the right and what is it that is so wrong,
After the deed is done and the evidence gone?
Who is the one stained with the ill intentions
That no one really sees and never really mentions?
Where are the blind ones and who can really see
The real differences between both you and me?
Where is the resolution; the peaceful compromise
Can I hear it on your lips and see it in your eyes?
What is the value of what true worth is worth
When we soak up the sad and toss out the mirth?
Who can tell me whether it is a smile or a frown
When emotions are thrown like trash to the ground?
Who loses and who wins when things are sorted out
After the harsh words have been bantered all about?
What determines that which the scoreboard reflects
When we’ve earned all the money; cashed all the checks?
Are mountains really mole-hills in living’s daily scheme
Or are they just obstacles present only in our dreams?
Who can decide the answers which can stem the doubt
When the clock stops ticking and time runs out?
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