Where is thy sting?

Where is thy sting?

I think I am ready to die today
For this damn world fills me with dismay.
I feel that I have no purpose in life.
I grow weary of anger, sorrow and strife.

Death or Darkness, where is thy sting?
Why don’t I hear heavenly angels sing?
Is this, as life, just one great con?
My hopes and prayers, unanswered, gone?

I don’t see my life flashing before my eyes.
I see no lands, earth, seas or skies?
Am I in limbo…neither here nor there?
There again if I’m dead…why should I care?

What lies ahead for those I leave behind?
A place where leaders and countries are blind
To blind to believe in the Apocalypse!
Hanging on to peace by their fingertips.

Murder. ..Genocide. We’ve seen it all before.
For Death is the only winner in any war.
The war machine goes into overdrive
Leaving broken bodies and broken minds
For those that do survive.

Yet though I see little future for all mankind
A redeeming thought has just entered my mind…
And the future I can face – come what may
With My beloved beside me – night and by day.

So for now, I won’t be leaving this world behind.
FOR LOVE……..has made me change my mind!

About the author

manofpeace
52 Up Votes
I am approaching 70...retired....partially disabled....ex Royal Navy (63\78)...I write poetry which I love to share with friends.....love music especially ballads and Rock'n Roll...have started writing my autobiography,...writing is a passion with me...passing interest in Cryptography....love chatting with people and debating relevant subjects....that will do for now, hope it don't put you off! ManofPeace is my e-mail but my name is Allan. I live in Buckinghamshire with my lovely partner Sue.

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motherbeastly
5th Feb 2017
0
Thanks for voting!
Hope for humanity yet. No matter what makes a future possible I am very very glad you found something.
Kes
12th Jan 2017
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Plenty of doom and gloom around and always has been, but thankfully there is masses and masss love to be given and received. Good read Manofpeace, thanks for sharing.
Yodama
11th Jan 2017
1
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Sad but true manofpeace, but at the end hope and a ray of sunshine. Love is a great washer of tortured souls, glad you found yours.
Loved your poem.
Wilf
11th Jan 2017
1
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Wonderful poem and very thought provoking especially in these times. Are they any worse than previous? I doubt it its just that we have the whole world beamed to our TVs, PCs and phones constantly so it sounds like doom all the time. Life is precious and wonderful...we should all try and remember that!-many thanks for the reflections!
manofpeace
11th Jan 2017
1
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Many thank's Wilf...I have to admit that as I read the news these days I fear for those children we bring or have brought into this world. I do write happier poems I might add and will add them in due course.
Wilf
11th Jan 2017
0
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Thanks manofpeace. It seems to me we are in a mess but no more than the 80s, 70s, 60s...Vietnam war...50s...Korea...40s WW2 etc etc. I think it will get better...lets hope so!!

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