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Down and Deep

Down and Deep, in shadowy Soul of Man,

Among wanton desires and greed,

Can there be a winsome plan

For Love and nascent need?

Can some benign and gentle force

In shapeless wonderment

Come to settle in due course

Fulfilling noble Testament?

Were we to call such Phenomena

A Deity from No Time and Space

Would we be judged Anathema

Or God’s servant full of grace?

Wander and wonder we through ageless

Eons of Earthen causes and effects

Glimpsing beauty and sages

Man’s mortal goodness and defects.

Until the Orb upon which we dwell,

Spins one last earthly time

And settles some in Hell,

Others in Heaven’s Holy Clime.

On a long-ago parchment it is said

Man’s search for the Holy Grail

Doth lead Man to dread

The fiery furnace of Hell.

So, see wonders of this ageless Orb

Listen to the music of your Soul

Allow not your lives absorb

The leaf of the Lotus toll.

BR Chitwood – June 24, 2019


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6 comments on “Down and Deep

  1. D.L. Finn, Author says:

    Beautifully said Billy.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, dear Denise. As always, you make my day! ♥♥

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Nicely done, Billy Ray. You’ve a poet in your soul.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you, good buddy! You’re very kind! All my best! ♥

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  3. jaysquires says:

    About the time I think you’re a master story-teller, along comes an uncharacteristic Billy Ray poem, that makes me rethink your strengths. I guess you’ll have to muddle along being great in both!

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    1. You ‘youngin’, you sure know how to put a smile on an old man’s face…do me some more! Thanks, good friend, for your kind and wonderful words. I’m doing fine at the moment, likely have maybe two, three more book inside me…he says, tongue in cheek. Later, podner! ♥♥


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