Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Real

The phrase I used in this is actually lyrics in "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel. I see it used as a phrase many times. Comments are very, very much appreciated. Thanks so much! :-)

The Real

I often come across the phrase,
The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls.
And in my 30 years
of stumbling through life,
these words are reaffirmed
as truths over and over.

The 16-year-old girl posting
pictures of bombs tearing apart
her town in Gaza,
and writing to the world
that she might die tonight
brings me to tears
more often than any religious
leader ever has.

The homeless man’s eyes,
that I can’t stop looking into
almost every time I’m downtown,
holds more stories
that I’m sure any actor’s
every could. And I hope
that one day the man
will be able to share
his insights and wisdom
that I can see shining
deep within his eyes.

The music played
from a man so bruised and broken
fills me with more hope
than I’ve ever had before
that things can change
and everything will settle
and I can still find
my way in this world too.


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