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I sit upon a rock and ponder
atrocities of life and then I wander
a store with lots of love around
I see that the tears
lay upon the ground around me
but tears of sorrow for the way it used to be.
that realization I stretch and look about
go into the recesses of the store and then I shout
in the corner lying soft and sweet
millions of worms lying in a heap.
wonder here do I set my eyes upon?
I sweep them under a rug, lest they be trod upon?
do I take them out for all to see
wonder why they chose the likes of me
show themselves at light of dawn
play their games until they were all done?
they would leave and ne’re be seen
once they were thought to be unclean
what trace do they stain upon the floor?
once I leave and close the door?
I be changed forevermore?
I forget them now, and nevermore
plagued with visions of heaps of worms
the floor of twists and turns?
will I always carry forth
message of their tale and worth?
I now see life differently
when I entered in, you see
thought that life was chaotic
full of strife, a heretic
now I see it is all according to
thoughts that spring forth anew.
in this world there is no say
the ground on which there lay
fruitful cause that says look here
I see in your face a lowly tear
speaks of love, or is it fear
here we are of pain or cheer?
is your choice; I give you this
not think that there is no bliss
when you see the love around
know that God does abound
the thoughts of man and beast.
let’s choose love and have a feast
Light and mirth and joyful play.
we may take this playful day
run and jump until the sound
laughter comes from all around
then we’ll know that we have come
the end of this mournful song.
we have found our heaven here
we shall always persevere
God and love and angels fair.
we will play just anywhere
life takes us in merriment
see the fear is totally spent.
love and laugh and never mind
fear that tries to put us down
we can rise above it all
see the leaves of early fall
lives, and promise full
beauty of life to us we pull.
love and joy and peace prevail
be around to tell the tale
how we saw a different scene
took our leave to joy serene
now I take myself to play
wish you all a fine sweet day.
you dear poetess Avenda,