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Why Must Heaven Hide?

August 25, 2009
By KyleS. GOLD, Lake Tapps, Washington
KyleS. GOLD, Lake Tapps, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
I will not say do not weep, for not all tears are in evil.

What things so sweet from heaven
Should confine itself in a solitary desolation?
A deep cavern.
A minute vapor in the wind.
A flame in the ozone layer of eternity.
Places that cannot be reached,
Cannot be touched,
Cannot be seen.
Such splendorous greatness gives not
An iota of itself to presently fill the
Physicality of our being?
Should such colossal power
Coerce itself to hide from such a
Feeble ‘life’ force?
I would rather die in the presence
Of what I cannot withstand than
Die living in the modern age of
Hell and not to have seen a breathing
Form of Hope at all.
For living in what we call our planet seems
No more than living in the presence of
Some other great power which a
Mere mortal cannot withstand.
(Cannot understand)
Living in the illusion of Earth that
Is actually Hell.
But our hearts don’t seem offended,
For we’ve succumbed to what we
Know so well.
Because true greatness hides.
Hides when it could, instead, rain down
Upon us; rain down waters of life in
Golden streams to flood the fires of
Our consumption, and replenish the
Rotting corpses of which we have conformed.
That would be something worth living for.
But no…
Why must heaven hide?

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on Feb. 24 2023 at 9:20 am
NerdieBirdie09 BRONZE, Heath, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything, but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it." -Terry Pratchett

Such vivid language, man… well done!

aa16 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 23 2023 at 6:41 pm
aa16 BRONZE, Los Angeles, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Like a dog"
-F. Kafka

"life force"---I like that, I like it.

jgouamba said...
on Oct. 13 2022 at 10:12 am
jgouamba, Barberton, Ohio
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this is beautiful!