"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Light of Compassion

We are the petals
that bloom when
pain would have
us wither in despair.

Love gathers the broken
in its arms to strengthen,
to heal, to demonstrate
evil will not have its victory.

There is light at midnight
in comfort’s candle carried
in the hands of the compassionate.

Let peace be the miracle
that rises from the tragedy
of those who left us too soon.

©Susie Clevenger 2012

For all those who have been taken
too soon by violence.


Janet Martin said...

Yes! To resort to hatred and violence and revenge is then to give evil victory!

Thank-you for sharing these beautiful words.

Shauna said...

Good will triumph over evil.
This I know to be true.

A beautiful poem, Susie full of wisdom & compassion.

Jen R said...

Beautiful words Susie ...sooo sad for those families suffering at this time xx

cloudfactor5 said...

Thank You for sharing this wonderful poem! comforting words for tragic times!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

This is beautiful in its simplicity, Susie.

Joe Hesch said...

Lovely piece, Susie.

The right words, images and touch for this tragic time. ~ j

Marian said...

xo susie

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the second stanza, Susie. SO true.

aprille said...

a ray of hope wrapped in your beautiful words.

W.k. kortas said...

Commemorates the dead and exhorts the living to live on, all with tasteful restraint and balance. A wonderful tribute in tone and content.

wkkortas said...

Commemorates the dead and exhorts the living to continue living. The restraint is appropriate and tasteful. Fine tribute in content and tone.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very beautiful, Susie.....especially "comfort's candle, carried in the hands of the compassionate".

Abin Chakraborty said...

in the wake of the recent tragedies, the need for compassion and peace is indeed urgent.

Ella said...

I agree this was beautiful!

Karen said...

Very beautiful...like a prayer.

WabiSabi said...

Beautiful sentiments, let it be so!

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