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Southern Cross Epiphany

Updated on November 4, 2014

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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      Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop Sally...Hey, just tryin' to give you my best stuff...I really like this one and it is one of my all time favorite songs. WB

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      Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

      This one really makes you think! Very powerful! And the music - listened twice! Perfect for a good night!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @poetvix...Thank you! I really enjoyed writing this one. WB

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      poetvix 7 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      You hit another home run! When all else is gone faith is what remains.

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Yes, I agree. Wayne is cute. Also deep and philosophical. Life is too short not to recognize what is most important and cherish it. Thanks for reminding us, WB.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @saddlerider1...Ken, I sometimes feel we get wrapped around the axle over things that just don't really matter a few weeks down the road. That's what inspired this poem for me. As for my choice of music, well "Southern Cross" has always given me a feeling of casting off the chains and shouting "Amen!"...'it's all that I have left and music is her name...." That line makes me realize that there are so few things in life that warrant our focus yet those things that do may someday be 'all we have left' and we then will hold them near and cherish their existence. Thanks much for the good words. WB

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Questions and more questions. Man has struggled with questioning everything since the beginning of dawn and thank goodness for that. It's receiving the answers to questions that man has lost his way from time to time. This poem certainly gives us all a lot to think about for sure. Loved it and the music was perfect.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Ken R. Abell....Glad that I could inspire Ken. I wish everything I wrote did that! LOL! WB

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      Ken R. Abell 7 years ago from ON THE ROAD

      Excellent. I appreciated the flow & the questions asked, which stirred up much in me. Thanks.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @dallas93444....No,'s whiskey for us for our horses! LOL! Thanks much! WB

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Well cowboy, ya went and done it again. My horse loved it. I ordered whiskey for both of us...

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Micky Dee...Now that is one fine testimonial, I will have to say. It alone justifies my writing on this piece and I am so glad you received some inspiration from it. Thank you so much for the good words and the ups! WB

      @Dicky Mee...I'll hit that "Approve" button and pass the message! LOL! WB

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      Dicky Mee 7 years ago

      Tell ralwus I'm coming to steal his toilet paper! That will scare the Halloween out of him!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Wayne- I hit 3 buttons. The comments are funny - so I can justify going back to hit the funny button. I'll hit it with my funny bone.

      When I was on the chain gang for the outrageous crime of having grains of Marijuana in my Prince Albert tobacco (what idiot would do that? And what law enforcing idiot would say he could see grains of Marijuana from where he was sitting in a car. And what group of idiots would believe and go along with this foolishness?) -I read my Bible. God was with me then. God put me with other men who were transgressed against. God has given me visions that this world cannot pry away with C-$! God bless you on this work of art!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      Looks like we are going to have to set up a "scotch watch" tonight! LOL! WB

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      Know a Dicky Mee? just had a visit from him. LOL funny that.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @ralwus...Well bussed my nickers, laddie! Thar be questions in me hade far less answered than I might care to admit to a scotch-drinkin' bard! Bot I lik the one bouts me being cuule! Thanks CC! WB

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      ralwus 7 years ago

      'twas tooh 'eated in the pub when cowpoke began the hubb with so many questions aboot things aye don't know. ane when shalle yt raine agin ye aske? when yt poores down 'is bootes. Waine Broone is waye too cuule.

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @breakfastpop...Quick Poppy! Tell the others...don't keep it a secret. Seriously, your words are very kind and much appreciated, especially from you. Glad I can continue to entertain! WB

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      You are one hell of a writer and you have great taste in music. Voted up and awesome1

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      @Minnetonka Twin...WooHoo! Hit a homer with this one! Thanks much for the good words and I am so glad you liked it. WB

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      Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Wayne-I loved EVERYTHING about this hub. I loved the picture, the poem and the great music. You don't get any better than CSN. Thanks for a very inspiring and enjoyable read. Blessings friend:)