Almost There

Weeping angel

Weeping angel (Photo credit: @Doug88888)

The dominion here
Of the greedy lost
With their cruel neglect
Shown through burdened cost
Takes us centre stage
Where they bleed us most
In a tragedy
Purest tragedy

Dislocate whole tribes
From a living wage
Systematic loss
Writ on history’s page
Generations now
Left to weep and rage
Through this malady
Deepest malady

At this moment
Of such true despair
Comes a light
And a chance of care
And we find
Salvation almost there
Almost there

Seasons change
Those that rise may fall
All their fame
All their jewels recalled
Before their crimes
Stands a world appalled
At their cruelty
Total cruelty

As the Wheel
Of all Fortune turns
And such sins
Find their just returns
Those who danced
Yet may fall and burn
For their apathy
Criminal apathy

At this moment
Of our true despair
Comes a light
And a new fanfare
And we find
Salvation almost there
Almost there

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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12 Responses to Almost There

  1. I hope we do find it, or it finds us.

  2. You write so beautifully, love your poems

  3. thesanctuaryofmyheart says:

    Beautifully written, Helen.

    • Thank you, this one means a lot to me, it’s kind of inspired by some of my favourite Leonard Cohen poetry, though I don’t presume to be in his league!

      • thesanctuaryofmyheart says:

        I adore him!!!! I knew you were awesome!!!!

      • Yes, Leonard is one of my all time writing idols. Every time I listen to Anthem I cry…I try to sing along but it’s hard when you cry…that’s my favourite of his, but all he does is amazing… πŸ™‚

  4. very well thought through and insightful poem.

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