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A Sunday Poem: Don’t Let Their Throes Throw You

It seems needed now…

Don’t Let Their Throes Throw You

Violence feels on the rise; state
Sponsored terror, murder is
At the door, our door!

Will it never end? Will the killing
Stop? The promised “new age”
Seems a distant dream.

Yet there are signs and wonders
We watch for, as planets turn
And Pluto returns with renewal.

Perhaps the step-up in violence is
One of these signs: the final throes
Of a dying age, expiring time—

For the ones losing power, losing
Their grip on the old ways. They
Hold tighter for a moment. But

Their days are numbered; their time
Is running. They have no vision.
Don’t let their throes throw you.

Throw off the burden of violence, hold
The vision of that New Age, and take on
The lighter load of love.




©2020, Richard W. Bredeson, all rights reserved.

  1. Lloyd
    January 7, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Wow! I think this your best ever. I found it very moving and closely tied to one topic I plan to talk about in men’s group namely spiritual courage — which I define as courage to explore one’s true self.


    Sent from my iPad


    • January 7, 2020 at 9:49 am

      Thanks, Dharma. Yes, Spiritual Courage is the deepest of all; we are called to this now! I look forward to the discussion.

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