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(26)Travailing Ever Through Danger
by Douglas W Bentley

Thursday, February 02, 2012
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Travailing Ever Through Danger



Earthquakes divers on the Pacific Ring of fire

From Australia to America - Saipan to Japan

Misplaced souls scattered like refugees

The wind and the strong sea


Showing visibly - what they could do

With the strength and anger of a wave of frightening terror

The ocean green that crested over the bow

Tossed the masses into the stormy water.


Then came the  locust

Which brought about starvation

Like never seen

 and this was only ----- the beginning. . . . . .


God asks me -  who can hold back the horses harnessed to the chariots of fire

                      -  who can stop the snow from forming floating down

                      -  who can pressurize a lump a coal to become  a diamond of desire

                      -  who beckons the eagles to flights of distance to sacred ground


And I answer Him – only You know when the fire will fall and the horses will be called

                  - only You know when the tears will be wiped away thou many a man will say

                       - only You know when the new Earth will be spoken into existence

                                - only You know who will cause the most resistance


And God ask me – Whom do you think – colored the sky blue

- did it just for you

                                                           -  made your sunsets red

                                                     - so you may have a warm bed

                                         -  gave you the words to write

                            -  gives you hope that one day everything will be alright.


Only God knows – where the universe begins – and ends

                                Where His Throne Room is

                                 Just what is His!

                                 What you brought into this world

                                 Were you consulted?

                                 Given the blueprints to make a star

                                 All you could do was dream from afar.


Life so fragile - can break

It was the time of war and rumor

It was the sad saga of misfortune

That arrived much sooner – than thought

Like in a tornado caught. 


From the moment of conception

Through the channel of birth

Till the last breath taken

Travailing ever through danger on planet Earth.   





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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/6/2012
Your theme "speaks" timelessly and universally... ...indeed this is a place of chaos. Thank you, Douglas. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 2/6/2012
the grand perspective well stated, douglas.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/4/2012
Breathtaking ,glorious writing Douglas! I'll keep this to enjoy many times. Thank you!

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 2/3/2012
We truly do live on the edge breath to breath, war and natural disasters are massive, the beauty of our creator and miraculous gifts balance what we need to get through times~ He is my rock!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/3/2012
I concur with the other viewers ... excellent work ...
Reviewed by richard cederberg 2/3/2012
Excellent! You see it too huh? Voice of a prophet on a hill over a city. Love the allusions to the Book of Job scattered throughtout. My fav of yours now, Doug. peace and continued inspiration ... richard
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 2/3/2012
Your talent shines through in this masterpiece!
I am truly astounded.
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 2/2/2012
Two minute warning in every sentence. The Ring of Fire is there for a purpose and man has gotten too close to see it Douglas, you always amaze me.
Love and peace!

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