Gerry Legister

Gold Star - 5,029 Points (21/01/66 / Silver Spring, Westmorland, Jamaica)

Look And See - Poem by Gerry Legister

In trouble times there is transformation of suffering,
They please us not the solemn trauma of stress,
It doesn't need to have control if the soul is strong,
You can handle the cure when humanity confesses.

More years are spent in weariness and woes,
Fewer days defy the things our soul merely endure,
They brought human toil early and leave the sorrows,
Some things we hate are not the answers we desire.

We want to rest our minds in green meadows,
With strength to guide when frail spirit grow weak,
Victory to the brave; so bring me comforts in my troubles,
And I will not fear the crumbling earthquake.

Even when I walk the salient way through the valley of death,
The priestly dew of heaven brings the mourning into joy
I am sure when I pray strength takes all my leaping breath,
And the troubles endure make the sacrifice a greater glory.

Although with grief within we are crush; we are not broken,
Each burden bare well; are the tokens of great deliverance,
Fewer misery spell Immeasurable values to our bodies given,
A kind relief recompense of perfect inheritance.

Topic(s) of this poem: crush

Form: Ekphrastic


Poet's Notes about The Poem

about the weariness of years

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015



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