Friday, April 14, 2017

Without Suffering - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



Without suffering

Without sacrifice

Without dedication

Without persistence

There will be no

Community

There will be no

Continuation

There will be no

Future

Those who have

Suffered

Sacrificed

Persisted

Have paved the way

For new tomorrows

Have made available

New opportunities

Have given us

All

Another chance

To redeem ourselves

To restore ourselves

To rekindle

The flame of freedom

To survive the onslaughts

The insults

The lies

Of those of dark determination

Who now control

Our Nations

Our Communities

Our Associations

Now

Our time has come

As their time is over

Mankind awakens from it’s slumber

It’s death match is over

Now

Free again

Free to say

We are Man

Under the rule of Self

Self

Which is under the rule of God

Free of all isms

Walking together

Working together

For the betterment of all

For the continuation

Of human community

It was through sacrifice

It was through suffering

It was through persistence

And

Dedication

That we have advanced as a species

And

Now advance

And

Will advance

And

Prosper and Thrive

Together

©  2017   M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I started this poem a week ago during a moment of inspiration.  I have revised it a few times and finished it today on Good Friday, 2017.  I thought it a very appropriate time to publish it on this symbolic day of sacrifice and suffering.


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