Climbing Rainbows

"Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all the living creatures of every kind on the earth." -Genesis 9:16

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Burning Strength

What is strength that burns for self,
Squandered on the worst desires?
’Tis but toxic fumes that kill,
Burning like a house on fire—

House to house, it wreaks its havoc,
Maiming all conflicting lives,
Growing like a monster’s hunger,
No one in its path survives…

What is strength that burns for love,
Given to the best of dreams?
’Tis a sun that shines on others,
Sharing mercy’s brightest beams—

House to house, it spreads its beauty
Warming all connected lives,
Reaching like a gentle hand,
Everyone it touches thrives…

1 Comments:

OpenID breathedeeply.org said...

I love the imagery in this poem. Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing it!

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