Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Paradise Bars No Race Embrace Humanity


even when life low ebbs
muddied exhausted drained
by a flu wonder awaits
in words soft still spoken
universal life chime spoken
haunting in stillness carried
on a breeze sparkling across
winds of time grace gift
of incredible verse may await
on line posted by a friend
who sings causes close embedded
in mine own heart soul that must
ever sing for all life embodied
upon this time tortured planet
earth that must bear witness
to divine angelic and beast
holocaust in nature of conflicted
global civilization humanity

then when tired weary cast
down from burden of voice
to ghost souls who cannot
voice injustices speak crimes
committed against their humanity
rises up sings clear voice
of a poet friend who shares
this burden life distilled chosen
carry a torch aflame in memory
hope to lives lost lives we yet
may save quiet listen to voice
of Eric Cockrell as ‘Sounds
Of The Earth' plead your soul
with conscience birthed immortal
breath breathed into humanity
knowing well concepts noble
uphold righteousness denounce evil
embrace bless all humanity

incredibly beautiful hymns
celebrating pride strength
in nature before the contrasted
turn in life cities civilizations
are written now await readers
who will read wisdom's words
who will transcend sing songs
gift blessing each unique portion
celebrating diversity in humanity
who will denounce crime of greed
excess hoarding precious life blood
of humanities victims hope stripped
dispossessed all life is an exceptional
poem occasionally our soul transcends
into words we write come sing 'Sounds
Of The Earth' raise up equalities dreams
into verse vibrating forth salvation played
upon instrument of orchestra humanity

our soul singing each harmonic chord
complete incorporated into sympathy life
paradise bars no race embrace humanity


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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The poem ‘Paradise Bars No Race Embrace Humanity' is dedicated to 'Sounds Of The Earth' and 'Sounds Of The Earth (Part Two) ' by Eric Cockrell.

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