World Vision


Gaze upon the truths and many lies

Both told with thoughtful conviction

Harsh realities so abundantly clear

Stunning beauty their contradiction


A world of wars and unending hatred

Is balanced with a baffling compassion

A need to spread the wealth of tenderness

Should never be seen as out of fashion


 While day eternally has the night to rely upon

So will the good continually offset the bad

The light will perpetually accentuate the dark

As misery must be endured for better times to be had


 These words that I speak with voice unwavering

Must be heeded to begin the journey to a better day

A heavy hand is capable of gently holding a feather

So let the sinister carry the torch and light the way


Let them find safe passage out of the shadows

As they come to realize the truth of new decision

Recognition is in order if the change is to be made

That we all may begin to share a new world vision


14 responses to “World Vision

  1. ‘So let the sinister carry the torch and light the way’ THIS! I thought it an odd line at first. Then remembered that the origins of the word sinister is from Latin meaning ‘left’, as in handed. Perceived for so long as the wrong way to do things, it is now suggested that the left-handed are more creative (I’m right-handed so no kudos to me!) But, it’s interesting to me reading this just now that the ‘right’ way to do things has not always worked. Artists, I think, may appear sinister to others in their way of perceiving the world. Now I’m thinking that ‘So let the sinister carry the torch and light the way’ could so well mean that, in alternative thinking and art as a medium for progress, a new renaissance is possible to carry that light.
    This is wonderful altogether, John, in insight and desire and execution. But that one line is one I’ll remember for its connotations. Out of darkness, from the left. Loving this!x

    • Another perfect example of why I love writing and the fact that poetry is so often left open to the readers imagination. I gain so many different perspectives through the eyes and imaginations of the readers that would never have occurred to me. I was not aware of the Latin meaning of sinister but that is a very intriguing concept. I was leaning more towards the evils inherent ability to change and assist in the necessary transition. So coupled with the line before,
      “A heavy hand is capable of gently holding a feather

      So let the sinister carry the torch and light the way”

      It gave the darker forces a role in the quest for peace.
      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I am ever appreciative.
      Be well and keep inspiring

  2. A passionate plea and wonderful message, John. The wisdom of Light & Dark…and Balance, is something that cannot be taught, and it is delightful to see it spread forth from the lips of another kindred spirit.

    Have a Blessed Day~


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