Sunday, March 20, 2016

I Too Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Too Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

by Seah Greenhorn
(poem with copyright)

I Too Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

She sings of joy
and the protection it brings.

As out in the yonder of sun-drenched fields
she remembers the danger of forgotten raids and pillages demented minds do yield.

She smells the blood from war-drenched soils.

She hears the cries when they divided spoils.

She feels the pain of reigning fists
that violence in love professes as bliss.

The kisses she missed,

if you insist,

belongs to ravages that blistered her privates and scarred her flesh.

Yes, from these she fled.
She's considered blessed.

For now the painful thoughts are healed.
She's found a Savior. She's has a hope.

With life's constant dangers, she now can cope.

Though all these crimes were not always mine, I suffered the news. My eyes not blind.

Yet, now I have Good News to tell
across steep mountains
in deserts and valley
where the rivers do swell

around the globe
I'd joyfully sing or yell
to All Who Suffer:

All Will Be Well!

Monday, March 14, 2016

My Shine

My Shine

by Seah Greenhorn
(Poem with copyright)

In paths of fire, ice, or cold
words of hate, ignorance, said bold
my mind races to deride
yet tongue in wisdom I do hold.

"In showing Honor"
One takes "the Lead."


Fine words then deeds
first applied to loyally heed,
truly performed
heals hearts in bleed.