Monday, January 12, 2015

And the People Shall RISE...

      A man holds a giant pencil as he takes part in a solidarity march (Marche Republicaine) in the streets of Paris, 11 January 2015Demonstrators held up pencils to show their support for free expression

And the People Shall RISE
there is a vision to behold

of grace and PEACE as our story told
there is a listening to be heard
it is the cry of freedom's word
there is a knowing within each heart
from which a tomorrow shall have its start
beyond oppression and dismay
is the blessed path of THE WAY
beyond control and evil greed
is the grace of GOD and love's creed
beyond dark shadows and fear
is the resounding call of TRUTH and forbearance dear
to honor all LIFE and live the glory of our days
revelation in its prevailing call and PRAISE
RISE RISE be it known, be it heard
Revelation ~ Inspiration ~ Spirit ~ Eternal ... within the WORD.

Rose Marie Raccioppi
Poet Laureate
Orangetown, New York

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  1. Hello Rose Marie, greetings and good wishes.

    Lovely meaningful poem.

    What is the meaning of freedom when people are not free? What is the meaning of freedom if people are shackled and muzzled?

    Best wishes

  2. Amen to
    Revelation ~ Inspiration ~ Spirit ~ Eternal ... within the WORD.

    Thanks Rose Marie
    Love to you ...