Adrift on an ocean

“Spend enough time in the thick of the fight and you become conditioned to it, poisoned by its cynicism and contempt, hardened by its continual cruelty. Face the world in a battle posture long enough and you lose the ability to live any other way.”

On Learning To Love Offensively (For Those Weary From The Fight)
John Pavlovitz


Adrift on an ocean
of fear and despair
without any notion
of how, when or where
we’re heading has taken
a toll on us all.
With reason forsaken
and hatred on call,
we worry and wonder
at what we can do.
Somewhere over yonder
a light’s shining through
the clouds that were hiding
the truth in our midst,
that love is abiding
but needs an assist.

© 2017 Susan E. Eckenrode


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