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VxPoem ID: 27126


Posted: February 25th. 2007 9:24:22 AM

Views: 1499

The victory circle

by Lee Billings

Age Group: Adult

I am one with all in the circle, my heart filed with laughter it sings.
There is joy in the here and hereafter as we stand in our magical rings.

Once I had been one of the many in a pit quarried deep of ignorance and death.
Holding tightly my stained spear, wile catching my breath.

Resting only moment in my footstep of old, lost as any who cross their own track.
I looked up ahead to the distance, and saw only me looking back.

Entwined with empty words of the holy, I stood with my head hanging down.
All fight for sacred mumbling of martyrs and in this shared blood did we drowned.

Seeing tomorrow will be much as today .
We would study each other, instead of a new way.

I stood with an ally, wile still trusting to none.
Knowing this stabbing and killing would never be done.

I did not make this game, I did not change the rules.
I just grabbed for a weapon, like so many young fools.

Not all that I wounded have fallen, not all that I've beaten are dead.
Few that I fought were my enemies; just striking was I, at shadows placed in my head.

Killing does not fill me with happy, braking men does not prove I was strong.
No one has ever been successful, using might to right men of their wrong.

But luck fell on my like sunshine. In jest I climbed an oak root hanging down.
Up from this fowl pit there was pure sunlight, as I stood on green earth's sacred ground.

I did not know the earth was my mother, I was not one to go off planting trees.
But rest do I now in the moonlight, enjoying the warm summer breeze.

My future is of my own making, around are friends that are true.
I do not go looking for glory in battles, for in truth none have glory for you.

I plant trees for those that are drowning, their roots reach deep from inside the pit's wall.
Should you climb one to the edge do remember, the most significant truth of them all.

Killing will not fill you with happy, braking men will not prove that you're strong.
And no one has yet been successful, using might to right men of their wrong.

Author's Notes: How many fight a battle that is not ours but of the greedy men who would seek power over many. To this gole they use the church or our fear and ignorance of others to led us into folly, and away from true happiness and peace.

Author's Location: Huntingdon, Tennessee
More Poems: Lee Billings has posted 18 additional poems- View them?
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