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

TO COUNT CREATION

To go with the flow , to find all it means
to run with the river of life’s living dream
to atone with the answer , to measure the same
to give to get back when the last thought remains

The sole hope and saviour , the song and the source
a straight arrow aimed true to it’s course
a rhyme to remember , it’s reason rehearsed
for love and the lifeline , it’s vision and verse

To find in it’s freedom , the proof and the prize
to ask and be answered , to wake with the wise
to know and be known with knowledge the key
to count in creation
the world of the free

To dream the direction , the dawn of the day
in the echo of everything , light truth and way
in the call of the ancient , the call of the new
the call of forever , for real life renewed

With the harvest of hope and the right of reprieve
for the picture perfected , it’s call to conceive
for truth and tomorrow , the time and the place
to meld in the mercy of God’s saving grace

The song and the singer , the wealth and the word
to tell and be told in all that is heard
the mirror of means with knowledge the key
to count in creation
the world of the free .

John Syrmis .

 


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