Spark of Life

A new year and a new life we are given.
A time to start over and be forgiven
For the mistakes we all have made.
For the untruths we all have told along the way.

Let this new year bring us all closer to our divinity.
Closer to that spark some define as the Holy Trinity.
Closer to the passion we all forget to pursue
That exists within us all, not just a few.

Let there be peace on earth as our species grows.
Let us come closer to the eternal truths we seldom know.
Treat others as we would have them treat us.
Not judging others quickly, throwing away our trust.

Let us invest in our children’s education before war.
Let us use our brains to learn how to feed the poor.
Let capitalism learn how to abstain.
Let money not be the focus over the humane.

Let people be not just numbers on a spreadsheet.
Let the practice of empathy be one we repeat.
Let us realize the news media are pigs to the trough.
That fear and sensationalism is what we have bought.

That every time we turn on the TV and tune in.
That the propaganda machine continues to win.
If you want to know what the weather is like outside
Go see for yourself, no need to hide.

Believe in your senses that you need to relearn.
Because any life worth living you must earn.
Life is a blessing we all should hold dear.
One to celebrate without fear.

Comments

  • Yvonne

    Amen, Amen. Byron that was beautiful, thank you for posting. It’s great that everyday we wake up is another chance to move forward, to make progress, and to live as God intended us to.

    i’m wishing you and your family a blessed and happy New Year 🙂

  • Thanks. Appreciate the kind comment. Yes life is truly a blessing to not be taken for granted. Happy New Year to you and yours too Yvonne.

    The year 2010 seems so surreal. I feel like we should have laser guns and flying cars by now for some reason. It is probably best that we don’t though.

  • wowzers, another awesome poetimage from a master!

    and nice to see Yvonne again, nice to know that people are out there.

    Happy 2010 everybody!

    akbar

  • Julie

    Byron,
    This poem was amazing and really spoke to my heart. Yes, life is a gift and each of us must make a point to seize the moment and make it absolutely count.
    Keep up the great work … you’re truly an inspiration! Wishing you and yours a blessed and healthy 2010!
    Julie

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