Donna Caldwell

(Manchester)

The Flickering Flame


The material world a mystery place
Strange forces encased in each certain place
The human body the material machine
The mind the controller cannot be seen

The real you encased in the material shell
The real you awaits you from the material hell
The material world was created for hopes
Blocked by many of the devil’s ropes

God’s creations destroyed by his flame
Around every corner God takes the blame
Lives snatched away by the great evil mind
While God picks up the pieces his trail leaves behind

Pieces of life wrought apart
Taken from the creature without the heart
Rivers of tears flow through a nation
A direct result of this evil creation

In the spirit world they stand and they hope
Believed to be dead still attached to his rope
They watch the world directly below
And pray for the day when the mind will grow

In a spiritual direction to believe they are there
Blocked by the creature who lives in the lair
To reach you and say the material shell died
But we did not but we surely cried

As we saw you cry we wanted to reach you
And tell you that life was merely see-through
Only one self living within
In a material shell covered by skin

One body encased in the material shell
A direct hit from the creature in hell
He can only destroy the outer case
As the real you goes back to its base

In the world full of God you find the true you
Tormented and blocked by the ropes which he grew
To block every mind created for good
So our thought pattern is not as it should

Be from the mind which descended created to soar
By this came the devil and inevitable war
He grew from the centuries in everyone’s blood
As his negative ropes attached to the good

Submitted: Monday, August 08, 2011
Edited: Monday, August 15, 2011

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  • Raj Arumugam (1/19/2012 4:34:00 AM)

    another interesting poem, Donna, in the tradition of the metaphysical and devotional poetry....not my favorite sort of reading but still a unique poem (Report) Reply

  • Kristen Brown (11/1/2011 3:23:00 PM)

    I notice straight off that you're referring to the 'soul' of a person.
    The soul, the 'flickering flame' that sparks the life in us all.
    Those who can't shake off the evil ropes to which they're bind remain trapped in a purgatory of some kind, if not a hell.

    The creation story in a sense. The story of the keeper of heaven and the keeper of hell and the wayward soul that's often caught in the middle. (Report) Reply

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