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Glory Dawn (Justice Ever-Turning)

Footsteps on the boardwalk, both, distant and near;

Small-talk and laughter while sippin’ a stout beer.

Steam rising past shadows, steady rain pouring down;

As strangers seek refuge throughout my small town.

Raindrops persist falling from the brim of my hat.

I look to-and-fro — a Shiv’r’n wind at my back.

Hear the murmurs and whispers spread the rumors of night;

from darkened stale rooms and flickering candle-lights.

Morning arrives quietly, breakfast cooks on the stove;

A crisp chill in-the-air, like, dawn’s still harbor cove.

New day breaks brightly across the westerly walls,

with ‘justice-ever-turning’ like, the orange leaves of fall.

Ideas rise upwards like hawks on thermal winds,

Does a god who is dead speak of love, truth, and sin?

A cutting-like precision divides autonomous thought;

Freeing purpose and meaning, from the beauty it once sought.

Vengeance ever spreading like a contagious disease;

Some, in their own eyes, do — just as they please.

Like the serpent of old, who intends to deceive;

The philosophies of men betray the souls who believe.

Generations enlightened, the will-to-fiction is spread;

with Humanist fairy-tales, as ‘Uebermensch’ lies dead.

As the towns-people gather along the sides of the street;

Words are exchanged freely, without a rhyme or a beat.

Some, fear the unfolding, coming-on like the night;

Others take it in stride, with great joy and delight.

Though my dogs are a-barkin,’ a sharp ache in my back;

There’s rest and revival, from evil’s vicious attacks.

A hazy sun is sitting on the ridge of the hill.

Warm breeze rustles leaves, on a weathered window sill.

Morning glory dawns, as the garden she tends;

Bright blooming flowers from the care she extends.

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Peter Coker

I'm a Husband, father, grandfather and concerned citizen interested in Americana, religion, politics, history, and other good stuff. Periodically enjoy throwing my opinion into the ring with others of like interest to add to the mix. I also maintain a blog at www.gospelbbq.wordpress.com.

 

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