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The Right Place

23 Sep

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Words, words, words, black, brown, red, words

for which my tears have shed. The living word

speaks truth, yet one must die to have real proof.

Our birth from death is taught in the Holy text, we

will not truly live until this sacrifice has been met.

The sky will open the “Just” will fly away; the “Wicked”

given a second chance must stay.

Words, are they truth or a means for the pious to lie,

and for the answer are you willing to die? I want to

believe, to hope, to live life to its fullest here on earth,

and I choose to live until that final rebirth.

To taste the lush berries down in the blackberry thicket,

to smell the wild rose on the side of the hill, to find a love

that will not let my heart be still. I want to lie in a clover

field watching bellowing clouds float by, to gaze at a

summer’s cobalt sky.

I want to read poems with my legs dangling over the highest

cliff, this…only this will give my earthly heart a lift. To stare

out at forever, on the landscape below, as I pray that my time

in the here and now will travel ever so slow.

I want to dip my toes into a frothy sea, to feel the salty wind upon

my face, to know that I am in the right place. Here on earth with

my love by my side, yes, oh yes, God can wait for a while.

©2015.elizabethannjohnsonmurphree

 
9 Comments

Posted by on September 23, 2015 in Poetry

 

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9 responses to “The Right Place

  1. luckyjc007

    September 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Beautifully written.

    Liked by 2 people

     
  2. Meredith

    September 23, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Can you find both, together?

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  3. sheldonk2014

    September 23, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    Great piece
    Very inspiring
    Sheldon

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  4. artandmoondreams

    September 23, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    It is all about words, and yours say it so eloquently. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing this.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  5. sedge808

    September 24, 2015 at 4:56 am

    so well done

    Like

     
  6. sheldonk2014

    September 26, 2015 at 9:00 am

    I read this a second time
    Had even more of a impact
    As always Sheldon

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