The Poetry of John Syrmis
Maleny Queensland Australia

THE RHYME OF REBIRTH
WHEN ONE UNDERSTANDS
THE POETRY OF POWER
ANTHEM
WITH GOD ON OUR SIDE
THE DREAM CREATION
OF WHAT MEANS SO MUCH
TO SING THE SAME SIMPLE SONG
ON A TUESDAY AFTERNOON
IN THE COUNTRY OR THE TOWN
TO COUNT CREATION
FAITH
THE FIRE FOREVER BURNS
THAT ALL MAY BE ATTONED

FAITH

ONCE WRITTEN , SAID AND CAST COMPLETE
AS THE CIRCLE TURNS IN TIME
ONCE ECHO’D , ANSWERED , SWIFT AND FLEET
TWO WORLDS TO ALIGHN
ONCE SPOKEN , SEEN AND FOLLOWED THROUGH
AS THE MEANING MAKES IT’S WAY
INTO THE HEART OF GREATER HOPE
TO DAWN A BRAND NEW DAY

THAT’S MADE IN IMAGE TO BELONG
THAT’S HELD IN HEART AND HOME
FOR ALL THAT MATTERS IN THE END
IS TO REAP THE HARVEST SOWN
TO MAKE IT REAL , TO MAKE IT TRUE
AS FAITH BRINGS FORTUNE FOUND
AND LOVE GIVES LOVE THE LIGHT OF LIGHTS
TO STAND ON HALLOWED GROUND

ONCE SPOKEN , HEARD AND MIRRORED CLEAR
ONCE MENTIONED FACT FOR FACT
IT’S TRUTH TO KNOW AND TRUTH TO TELL
TO BRING THE BEAUTY BACK
TO WHERE IT IS FROM WHERE IT WAS
TO AWAKEN SOUL TO SOUL
WITH A GENTLE TOUCH FOR THE GREATER GAIN
THE TWO HALVES MADE THE WHOLE

WITH WITNESSED WORTH AND SAVING GRACE
ONCE REASONED FROM WHAT’S RIGHT
AND ALL IS CLEAR AND UNDERSTOOD
IN PURE AND PERFECT SIGHT
TO MAKE IT REAL , TO MAKE IT TRUE
AS FAITH BRINGS FORTUNE FOUND
AND LOVE GIVES LOVE THE LIGHT OF LIGHTS
TO STAND ON HALLOWED GROUND .

JOHN SYRMIS

 

 


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