Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Baptize Me in Peace


Let me leap into tranquility
to wash discord’s darkness
from my spirit.

I wish to swim in joy,
dive into its depths
and rise reborn.

My heart is broken
by the pain spawned
with dogma’s damnation.

Love comes pure
and then the
self righteous
debase it.

I pray the book of
Thou Shalt Not
will cease its stoning.

Baptize me in the river of peace
that I may walk in love
and be an instrument of unity.


©Susie Clevenger 2012





15 comments:

Susie Swanson said...

Oh wow, I love this.. You really put your soul into the depths of it..Blessings

ayala said...

The river of peace, love it !

Ellecee said...

I really enjoyed this poem on many levels. I love the line "Let me leap into tranquility" How I would love to do just that. And the words "pain spawned with dogma’s damnation" struck a chord too. Heart felt and well done.

Mary said...

Oh, I do understand the praying the book of "Thou Shalt Not" will cease its stoning and the hope for baptism in the river of peace. This is a very depthful poem, one of my favorites of yours!

kaykuala said...

I wish to swim in joy,
dive into its depths
and rise reborn

Beautiful way of expression and expectation. To be reborn happy is everyone's wish! Nicely Susie!

Hank

Archna Sharma said...

This is lovely, Susie. What a pleasure to swim in this river of peace. And love does come pure...so beautiful.

Abin Chakraborty said...

the 3rd and 5th stanzas were especially lovely.very well written.kudos!

Heaven said...

How lovely Susie ~ I like peace and tranquility of your words ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Absolutely beautiful. "Baptize me in peace"......especially relevant is "I pray the book of Thou Shalt Not will cease its stoning." Fantastic writing!

Ella said...

Wow Susie
You touched upon so many fragile thoughts and then cleansed us!
It was beautiful~

I tried to post earlier and couldn't...
Glad I could, now! :D

W.k. kortas said...

Almost devotional or sermonesque in tone, admirably tight in construction--it's fine work.

Semaphore said...

The image of a baptism in peace is wonderful, this poem's evocative justification.

Natasha Head said...

This is the "Word" I want to follow. This is the "WAY" I want to preach. Susie...just a stunning example of how so many of us long for the same...down with the dogma to a new world of acceptance and love. Unity...yes! Thank you so very much for sharing your words, your vision.

mrs mediocrity said...

A river of peace, yes. May we all make it there.

Chasing Tao said...

"Baptize me in the river of peace
that I may walk in love
and be an instrument of unity."

You have created an instant quote Susie! I hope to see it in a few places! Good stuff echoing my sentiments exactly!

Roger ☺