Treasure Island

Sally Plumb Plumb

(23 9 1940 / Haverhill Suffolk England)

A Question Of God


Is that the time?
Has it passed by
so suddenly
without reason or with rhyme?
Has hair transformed
from black to white,
and life flown by
like day in flight?

Will God bequeath an amnesty
for conflict and for death?
Forgive the constant murders,
the constant theft of breath?

Whose rights are wrongs
and wrongs are rights,
turning night to day,
then day to night?

When the desolate eyes
of war are shut,
and the injured earth
appears as dust,
will mixed opinion still remain
and fight for all the others gain?

Sally Plumb

Submitted: Sunday, May 17, 2009

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  • Daniel Brick (8/4/2014 2:10:00 AM)

    This is a sensitive and respectful poem. You don't speak in a knowing voice but rather create a quiet space
    so that we can become aware of available blessings, and listen to the soft voices inside of us. For some this might seem ridiculous - but I feel enriched by the visions you have shared with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (6/14/2013 5:11:00 AM)

    As you haven't written a poem for a while I looked through a few of your older one's Sally.
    This is a very good one and with so much bloodshed going on in the world right now very apt too.
    I give it top marks! (Report) Reply

  • Ken E Hall (8/27/2012 3:44:00 AM)

    A question yes we all ask of God, I think you are right in the last line Sally for there is no end to fighting... very nice when you bring the subject to the fore, regards (Report) Reply

  • Sharon Smith (6/29/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    The best part is..we will just 'know' when the Time comes! ! Really nice piece. Thankyou.

    Regards..Sharon. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (4/20/2012 1:30:00 PM)

    Sally-some potent thinking here. You search and I'll search and will we find some answers on
    this side? A gripping poem, well rendered-Joe. I came back to this sight (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/1/2012 10:57:00 PM)

    Faith is a personal thing and that is absolute. However, if a god, and then depending on type, humanity may have to be detained for questioning. Thought provoking. (Report) Reply

  • Samantha Wallace (3/1/2012 1:41:00 AM)

    Enjoyed this one too - Very well written, great imagery - deep, meaningful and a lot to think about... (Report) Reply

  • Walterrean Salley (2/17/2012 11:27:00 PM)

    God's love, grace and mercy is beyond our understanding. And His forgiveness is to all who have a concrete faith in Him. Thought provoking. 10 (Report) Reply

  • John Raubenheimer (11/28/2011 12:30:00 PM)

    More questions than there are answers - and would we be happy if we had the answers? I once thought I had a few of them. Good lines in here Sally, like 'When the desolate eyes/ of war are shut.' Lovely. (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince (11/2/2011 10:31:00 AM)

    All those constant murders, they might've thought that they've gotten away, but there comes a day of judement, Sally. (Report) Reply

  • Lynn Glover (2/25/2011 9:15:00 PM)

    Sally, God will give us everlasting life, if we believe that He is who He says He is. You have mastered all these thoughts in prose and we can see God shinning through your words. Great Job. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (5/24/2010 2:09:00 PM)

    Very very deep and profound Poem …needs contemplation for life Thanks Ma'am
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK

    PS ‘will mixed opinion still remain’ …when ‘…injured earth/appears as dust, ’ ~ knows who where to get the clue
    n (Report) Reply

  • nomad omnia (7/29/2009 3:59:00 AM)

    one voice speaking of many times - in different metre, with different rhymes. A real cracker, Sally. N (Report) Reply

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