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 SING THE SAME SIMPLE SONG

Cast out your devils and demons
let the eyes see that are blind
and let the ear hear in the echo that answers
to all that the calling combines
Cast out your waste and your worthless
bring selfless hearts to belong
and bring the balance that’s equal , to weigh in the wind
to sing the same simple song

Cast out the darkened deception
throw down the gauntlet to show
and let the truth turn in tomorrow
to walk on the good earth below
Cast out your past pointless pictures
let one end for the next to begin
let the story be reckoned to hear in your word
to play the game and to win

Cast out the conjured illusions
let your light from the darkness prevail
for mankind in mercy and meaning
to reap of love’s holy grail
Cast out the greed and the lies now
let new horizons shine in the dawn
and bring beauty with the purpose to measure
for grace in your goodness
to rise up reborn

Cast out the old world of wisdom
let understanding bring knowledge to give
and let your beacon be seen in forever
to rise up with the reason and live
Cast out your waste and your worthless
bring selfless hearts to belong
and bring the balance that’s equal , to weigh in the wind
to sing the same simple song .

© JOHN. A. SYRMIS.







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