John Dowdall

Rookie - 131 Points (08/10/1973 / Dublin)

The Blue Note - Poem by John Dowdall

The brutal don't know what song to sing,

They cannot see the path to take,

away from their fire and their hatred,

they would kill their own sisters for.

Love breaths eternal breaths into this world.




They breathe war before peace.

They put the tune before the song.

The rest of us are -to them- but natives

savaged by the cruelest sea. So, breath

in and understand the mysteries of the ocean.




A consciousness which rejects Islamophobia,

Christian hatred and people turning on one another.

Nothing, to be harvested from a primal scream, only true

feeling from an ethereal dream. A dream unknown by those

who couldn't bare it to come true.





In unison, a blue note sounds softly on a lyre,

a Sufi turns and a hymnal song is borne.

Your heart is a wheel and your life is a song.


Comments about The Blue Note by John Dowdall

  • Hazel Durham (3/9/2015 11:50:00 AM)


    Outstanding write, hatred breeds hatred, as people turn against each other from fear of the power to control and change them into puppets, but hate makes us into evil people that in the end we destroy ourselves. (Report) Reply

    (9/17/2015 3:19:00 PM)

    Thanks Hazel

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  • Gleb Zavlanov (9/2/2013 6:05:00 PM)


    One of the best poems I've ever read! Such deep meaning and really moving. Sadly, your words are true. War and hatred has swept mankind and more is in store. Very well written and keep up the spectacular work! (Report) Reply

  • (1/23/2012 7:12:00 PM)


    Instantly one of my favorite poems I've ever read! (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (12/26/2011 6:58:00 PM)


    Speechless! What a deep and well penned write that really moved me when reading and enjoying it! Definitely a masterpiece that clearly shows your talent! Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! .... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 31, 2013


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