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
I BELIEVE

I believe in times to come when all men will be free
to witness will in wisdom’s light , the dawn of destiny
and I believe in love and truth and God’s mercy for mankind
and that life has meaning far beyond
this shallow world’s design

And I believe in life’s rebirth and the time to turn and tell
and when all else fails ,will see revealed ,God’s word to wish them well
and I believe in life as such , with meaning deep and fair
and I believe that in due course , true reason will be shared

And I believe in promise now , the greater part to play
and one thought that lives eternal to light the living way
and I believe in meaning made and the hand of hope to heal
and in the beauty born to be , the answer signed and sealed

And I believe in friendship found , equal to the part
and I believe in all that’s meant , to make a brand new start
and I believe in love and truth and God’s mercy for mankind
and that life has meaning far beyond
this shallow worlds design .

© JOHN. A. SYRMIS.







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