Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Until We See The Faces


The world spins faster and faster
Blurring the view, softening the edges
Reality has become an afterthought
Pain has been numbed by too much input

Life has become an intellectual thought
Void of the heart
We see tragedy, we see death
We see heartache

But, until we see the faces
Until we hear their stories
Do we open our hearts
To the loss and pain or the hope and triumph

Our world is about us
Our family, our friends
We find our joy when we can
And go through our trials when they come

We slip into our own mind
Becoming callus at times
Allowing the world to ricochet away
Like stones across the water

But, until we see the faces
Until we hear their stories
Do we open our hearts
To the loss and pain or the hope and triumph

Even in the face of tragedy
We tend to shield our emotions
We keep our hearts closed tight
So we don't feel, so we don't feel

Some embrace life completely
Open to it's warmth, it's love
Some have built tall fences
With only their story inside

But, until we see the faces
Until we hear their stories
Do we open our hearts
To the loss and pain or the hope and triumph



3 comments:

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

His is on His way...
Time is fleeting. There's no end in sight to the crime, the death, the destruction, the illness that invades our bodies and the magnitude of our SINS cast shadows on His perfect love...Hold tight, He is on His way.

The evil one is helpless and hopeless and the Children of The Most High are helpful and hopeful.

Lovely, lovely poem Wynn,
Love for a great day!

Lin Ross said...

Considering the current climate of this country and the world, at large, this poem resonated with me, and surely any reader on a deeper level.

Yes, sometimes it takes a very human moment, an eyewitness accounting or a soul to soul connection before some of us can truly grasp the gravity and the tragedy of man's inhumanity to man.

This was the right poem shared at just the right time, my friend.


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WynnSong said...

It's sad that the evil and sadness in the world is a constant. As long as we meet it with compassion and humanity, we have hope.....

Thank you China and Lin.....