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Seeing the Light

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October 049

 

We eat intentions for breakfast
Blaming our half done deeds
On calendars and clocks
We are the watchmen

 

We look to the skies and heavens
Waiting for God to repair
The gifts we’ve destroyed
We are the watchmen

 

We find faults between layers
Of good will and grace
Wipe tears from blind eyes
We are the watchmen

 

 

Lynn is hosting Poetics at dVerse Poets Pub! She asks, “Who or what acts as our personal or social watchman?  Do we choose to believe or ignore this watchman?” In my opinion, if society has failed, then we have failed…yes…you and I.

 

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21 responses »

  1. So true, we are indeed all watchmen ~We can’t wait for God or someone else to repair the mess or chaos we have created ~ But so too, we can rebuild anew and become a more vigilant watchmen ~

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  2. I like the message of personal responsibility in this . We do tend to look for others to blame

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  3. You had me with your first two lines….great!

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  4. Yes, we are responsible (or irresponsible) for the mess we’ve made. Oh, how “we eat intentions for breakfast” and “wipe tears from blind eyes”…pithy truth here!

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  5. What a fantastic opening line to this amazing poem 🙂

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  6. I like the Zen concept that God is within, so the solution for most problems is an inside job. Your second stanza is killer, & of course wiping tears from blind eyes is a very powerful image to end with. Couldn’t agree more with your premise, & what a good job you’ve done rocking the prompt.

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  7. When i go to church there is a watchman
    at each door making sure folks
    play by rules..
    and insuring
    that no one
    barefoot
    in dirty
    sandals
    gets in
    like Jesus..
    i wear shoes
    and shorts all
    year ’round
    and wear
    funny
    shirts..
    church
    wise
    barely
    ‘legal’
    with
    dripping
    sarcasm
    exposing
    general
    cultural
    insanity..
    but NO
    i will
    not
    throw
    A baby
    of Love
    out
    with
    any amount
    of dirty water..
    WaTching is rarely
    enough.. change is
    always in doing from
    within
    yes
    ZEN..
    is
    what’s
    for doing
    US
    NOW..
    But
    rarely
    ever
    quiet
    in
    connecting
    nOW in
    dance or
    sonG..:)

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  8. Very well written with a powerful message.

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  9. How true… I like the personal responsibility.. it’s what we do that is the most important. A message that can cross the borders of religion and is really about ourselves.

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  10. It is so easy to blame others, but I agree we must each recognize our own role as watchman and take responsibility for the part we play in society’s failures. Peace, Linda

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  11. This poem speaks to me of taking personal responsibility. We must be our own watchmen!

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  12. We see and react to the rot fast. Only then the sensitive watchmen in us do the noble thing. And you’ve rightly said it!

    Hank

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  13. We are the watchmen…quick to see the faults of others, and slow to correct the faults that are our own.

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  14. sreejaharikrishnan

    true!!

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  15. ha – blaming others or time or whatever is always the easiest – it is cool to take over responsibility

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  16. This message is so needed in our world today where so many excel at blaming others or avoiding responsibility.

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