virtues

Arete

Hope is a candle in a sea of darkness, eagerly awaiting the sun. 

Trust is a drop of the purest water, in an ocean full of desert sand.

Loyalty is the assurance of your own two feet, that you will stand.

Love is a bubbling geyser; filling, and rushing to overflowing. 

Empathy is a mother's love, from someone that you don't know.

Peace is an ocean of glass-like water, that ripples of war cannot move.

Honesty is a pure wine, with no dregs to ruin the taste.

View seraphim's Full Portfolio

apathetically speaking

 

*

 

 ☆♥☆

 

...

 

I am brand new here,

 

I came here from the dust 

 

That fell off a star when the heavens spoke.

 

 

You didn't hear it,

 

But it happened.

 

 

Please believe me,

 

Don't erase my worth

 

For a moment to push aside our hearts.

 

Don't you know?

 

I came to teach you a fairytale.

 

The fairytale of love,

 

It has so much joy and happiness in it,

 

But you will never see it if

 

You cannot learn to accept the pain too.

 

 

 

Don't erase me.

 

Embrace me.

 

 ☆♥☆

 

....

 

 

*

 

.....




Dante's Flower

Fill in the spaces where emptiness lay,

And bring meaning to voids born a cold yesterday,

For each child that hungers for answers to why,

The twin towers fell down and brought hell from the sky.

Teach not of the hate that feeds more acts of war,

Just teach all of those things that we should have taught

more.

Teach ‘bout faith and humility, courage and hope,

This surley will help in their struggle to cope,

Teach them patience and how to plant many a seed,

In the hearts left so cold from this dastardly deed,

Try to balance the weight of material lust,

With these virtues long lost now decaying with rust.

As we try to rebuild what remains of this crime,

We will all learn so well how good things take much time,

And the gut-level honesty needed to heal,

May emerge from that pile of rubble and steel,

Through the passion that waves these flags red, white and

blue,

We hand down truths to babes much too late to undo,

But with willingness now to teach treasures of old,

They will understand all this confusion and mold

Better ways to live here so that peace will prevail,

With new "guns" of respect war won’t be up "for sale".

Things we hope for our children won’t just be things of

cash,

The real treasures of life won’t be buried in ash.

 

 

© 2002

 

Edited 2013 ©

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Only love can banish vengeance.

View nightlight1220's Full Portfolio