Gerry Legister

Gold Star - 5,485 Points (21/01/66 / Silver Spring, Westmorland, Jamaica)

Sincere Heart - Poem by Gerry Legister

I am strong only after I become weak
I am wiser now because I have been foolish,
I am older now and sinews are ready to break
I am still making progress, but I am in no rush.

If we live pure our heart still has a secret store
Opportunity brings the chances we must take,
Life is short, and the pathway to death is sure
Escape is denied once inside that eternal gate.

The appointment will not delay for small or tall
When the heart has been brought inevitably low,
Envy and strife insist on making us feel small
But through hopeful eyes we shall see a rainbow.

Shining brightly behind the mask of darkness
Love is a kingdom of families bringing people closer,
When forgiveness answers the call of distress,
If hatred is defiant, Gods mercy becomes bigger.

Be not afraid on parade, if your heart is sincere,
It will open the door that leads to a perfect world
Cross the sky upon stairs to where stars are rare,
Antiquity for both transitional realms that we hold.

The stars don’t shine so that others may see
All the faults and failures we wear upon our lapels,
They shine so that through you others will be
Rare jewels of gender that prevails.

When you are hurt and the bruises ache inside,
God hears the prayer of a sincere heart
Climbing through doubts saddled in earthly pride
Looking for healing inside to make a fresh start.

Topic(s) of this poem: healing

Form: Ballad

Poet's Notes about The Poem

After you lose someone that you love, it takes time to make a fresh start

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 20, 2015

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