Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"A Day to Come" ~~ a Poem for Tuesday Plarform

They tried to bury us deep 
They didn't know we were seeds 
In horror they watched us grow 

Grew to be pretty flowers 
and lovely weeds praising God 
Sunflowers, dandelions 

Ridiculed for who we were 
Race, color, and religion 
Gender, marriage, and more 

But we know their day is near 
Gnashing teeth and Hell's fire 
Hypocrites's retribution 
_ _ _ _

Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2017, All Rights Reserved  

Notes and photos: 

I'm linked with Kerry O'Conner at
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/the-tuesday-platform.html?m=1

Inspired by a poem posted on posters collaborated by Margaret and Gillena.  My first two lines contain the thought we read on the first poster, click the link above to read their poem. 

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13 Comments:

At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:01:00 AM, Blogger Thotpurge said...

A much needed cry against discrimination.... which one keeps hoping will stop.

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 3:18:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Powerfully penned, Jim!

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:00:00 AM, Blogger Jae Rose said...

A touching write Jim

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 10:51:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Marr said...

I love that saying, too: "they didnt know we were seeds." For every one felled, a hundred more rise in his place. I loved this poem, Jim.

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:00:00 AM, Blogger Paul John Dear said...

This one bites Jim.

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:14:00 PM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I really like where today's graphic took you, Jim. certainly a new favourite for me.

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Toni Spencer said...

Very true. they cut us back not realizing our roots go deep and will sprout again in some other place. A very powerful statement against hypocrisy.

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 2:23:00 PM, Blogger Kim Russell said...

Nicely done, Jim!

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:02:00 PM, Blogger  said...

Good heavens, that first stanza is AWESOME!

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 8:39:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It's evil of me I know, but I grinned at the thought of hypocrites' retribution.

 
At Tuesday, August 01, 2017 11:40:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

But we know their day is near
Gnashing teeth and Hell's fire
Hypocrites's retribution

The ill-advised will get what they deserve. They will not know what hit them. Very likely so Dr Jim!

Hank

 
At Wednesday, August 02, 2017 11:24:00 AM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

I completely adore the first stanza, Jim. The things people miss, when they don't look... and see.

 
At Friday, August 04, 2017 7:52:00 AM, Blogger Sarah Russell said...

...they didn't know that we were seeds... I love that line!!

 

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