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for the Love of Humanity -redux

Dew laden palms hang under midnight glow

reflecting lunar diamonds off green spears.


soft evening breeze brings forth a dancing flow  

small shocks of light reflect within each tear


which falls to earth 


its high collective perch 

one small drop at a time


cascading journeys sliding southward bound

night’s swirling mist create pools on the ground


and with each teardrop’s tiny splash 

an echoed cry through smoke and flash


turquoise tattered butterflies stop to view

as clouds dissipate with sun’s mourning dew


the path is dangerous but clear

yet they hear the world’s voice

 and know they’re near


the shifting paradigm of consciences

will let the light shine on all injustice


be free brave little butterflies 

take your wings and expose the lies


the soul of the earth has

been assaulted with bombs and gas


for the love of humanity 

lay down arms of insanity


a global evolution has begun

What a unique time to be in the sun.



☮TheMsLvh © 2012

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  1. January 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Enjoyed this post…
    thanks for sharing.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  2. January 24, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    the shifting paradigm of consciences

    will let the light shine on all injustice

    love the shift that begins with the above couplet…calling on the butterflies too…beautiful little things that they are…nicely done…and great to see you…

  3. January 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    It starts with such beauty to end in the assault of humanity…yet there is hope. Nice work

  4. January 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    be free brave little butterflies
    take your wings and expose the lies…

    we need to be brave indeed and use our wings and voices wisely to make a difference as small and fragile we may be..we can… great flow in this and message

  5. January 24, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    A powerful set of couplets. I liked the pun of “as clouds dissipate with sun’s mourning dew”.

    “for the love of humanity
    lay down arms of insanity” should be a message drummed into world leaders.

  6. January 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

    The natural metaphor of emergent butterflies for the evolution of a life-affirming, -loving consciousness is a good one. Fragile, exquisite, desperately needed. – B

  7. January 25, 2012 at 6:27 am

    Thank you everyone for your warm welcome back and visiting. My personal life (my son)is taking quite a bit of my time and I will try to visit your poems. Please be patient with me. xxoxo

  8. January 25, 2012 at 8:02 am

    There are so many things that I like in this poem: nature, anti-war, symbolic metaphors, relevance, reflections on Gaia’s pain, California, etc. Emotion packed from the palm tops to the verdant ground. I enjoyed your poetry.

  9. January 25, 2012 at 8:42 am

    This is a glorious GLORIOUS read……..love the “shifting paradigm of consciences”, “for the ;love of humanity” and “a global evolution has begun”. Lifts the heart and gives hope. Just beautiful.

    Also reminds me of a cool bumper sticker I saw in Tofino once that said “EVOLVE, dammit!”

  10. hedgewitch
    January 25, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I love the drip of images, like the drip of rain or dew off the palms, and it’s just wonderful to have you back posting.

  11. January 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Such good imagery.

    And I just love the two line verses, broken up with the three and four lines. Works really well.

    Great poetry here.

  12. Irene
    January 25, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I guess Donald caught on to the various threads here. I like

    small shocks of light reflect within each tear

  13. January 26, 2012 at 7:44 am

    works so well. loved it…


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    February 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

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  15. February 5, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    “sun’s mourning dew” nice one, I like that imagery best :)
    happy gooseberry day!


  16. February 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

    love this, sharp imagery, fantastic poetry.


  17. February 7, 2012 at 12:16 am

    there is something both powerful yet subtle in this – I love it

  18. February 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Happy Valentine’s Day…

    beautiful poetry.

  19. March 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    This is wonderful in so many different ways.

  20. April 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I like this poem. It’s outstanding.

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