Kingdom of Heaven

Hoar frost or soft rime on a cold winter day i...

Hoar frost or soft rime on a cold winter day in Lower Saxony, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This kingdom of heaven is desolate
Cold winter has come to its shores
A battalion of wariness follows
And like slaves we are called to the oars

Guide this ship cross uncertain horizons
Find no angels to sing in your wake
And all of our mis-calculations
Make of heaven the cruellest mistake

The Creator is weary of fighting
No new thoughts can arise from His art
There is nothing here left that is beating
Not even the sound of His heart

What creates now this cold desolation
In a place where the spark was once fire
What indifferent creature’s gestation
Has reduced the sublime to the mire?

There’s no serpent to carry the secrets
There’s no mystery left here to find
And the only ghosts that can breathe here
Are the ones that the sun left behind

The kingdom of heaven is breaking
Across all our skies see its scars
And all of our love here forsaking
Poor Venus is vanquished by Mars

© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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10 Responses to Kingdom of Heaven

  1. Such a sad poem, but the picture is very beautiful.

  2. landl30 says:

    Ouch. Disagree on content, but a great picture of what life is like without the KOH

  3. words4jp says:

    i like this very much.

  4. This is so elegant and so beautiful wow! Consider me blown away =)

  5. I, too, am blown away! I am also glad that our Creator does not grow weary as this one does. 🙂

    Awesome poem and photo to tie it together, Sis!!

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