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Exchanging Insanity (For That Grasp Of Light)

Exchanging Insanity (For That Grasp Of Light)

There's so much in life to decipher and discern
The source we believe in hinders or helps us learn
I choose to cling to those things that mirror Love's grace
Like forgiveness from eyes upon an innocent face

I do not understand malice, or ill intents
Nor the vengeful hearts exploding vehement vents
How sublime it should be to simply breathe in deep
The euphoric energy sweet emotions reap

Yet, I confess, I stress over lack of control
Of the outside influences against my soul
The knocking, sly stalking, of black anomalies
Viciously attack as part of life's drama league

I could surrender, never to remember me
Becoming ambiguity, in dark mass of sea
But something stops my spirit from extradite
Exchanging insanity for that grasp of "Light"

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Bryan Delorme

Yeah, you're completely right... We have to look at the bright side of life no matter how dark it is because nothing is ever really as bad as it seems. So much poetry on here filled with self-loathing drama. We can only be the change we want to see in the world, we can't change the world unless we do so. Poetic revenge is lame and it doesn't do anyone any good. I stopped reading some people's poetry because it's too dark and dreary. I feel for them because they have probably been through a lot in there life. What we put out into the world we get back in return, if we express hatred we'll get hatred in return, if we express selfless love we will get selfless love in return. Each to their own time to let it all go and move on. Sad thing is some stay in their vicious cycle their whole damn lives. There is a light in the end of every phase in life, if only more people would take a good hard look around and change their perspective on things. No one is perfect so why do we blame the other when we need to take a good hard look in the mirror and look at our own problems. Once we know where the problem began there is only solutions. It takes two to tango and it takes two to work it out. Everything will work out in the end if we allow ourselves to become the best we can possibly be. Anything is possible if we put our minds to it and keep our hearts in the right place, therefore we can't be fooled by negative influences. Inner strength and inner peace is something the whole world needs to look for. It's all about self-discovery, self-realization, and it starts with self-love. 

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Cherie Sumner

Hey Bryan.  Thank you so much for your thorough commentary...and you summed up well a lot of my own thoughts....I am happy you understood the intent of what I wrote. We all do make the difference if we want change....It does no good to succumb to the dark drama the world puts out there....when there is so much more than meets the eye.  I believe we receive what we put out into the world....so why not strive to show love and compassion?   Even though we cannot prevent those negative things out of our control around us, we do control how we deal with them...It is all in perspective...Looking inside for that inner peace and strength is necessary to conquer fears and negative influences...For me that is my faith in God...the pure Light He gives me to distance myself from the world's ways. You cannot share and give to the world what one does not have...and it does indeed start with self love...I love your very elaborate and truthful comments...Thank you.  I appreciate it very much.  xox Cherie 

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Flower Girl

Hey Cherie.......a gorgeous ink as always........be assured my beautiful friend.......the light ypu seek within yourself never dimmes.......stay focused on who you God has made you to be.......no darkness can enter a soul surrendered to Christ........just thoughts that came to me as I read......LOL!! Purple luv & hugs xo :)

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Cherie Sumner

Wow!  Thank you, my beautiful friend!  Very powerful words you just shared...If it were not for the truth of the Light of God, I do not think I would have ever been able to face the darkness I have seen in this world...so much I do not understand in people's words and actions.  We are all loved more the we could ever comprehend by a Creator who made us in His image....When I think about that, I try to look at everyone through His perspective...with value and worth...and I do not think He wants us to focus on negativity and hurtful things but how to help one another be the best we were made to be...with encouragement and compassion. Thank you for your kind support. Thank you for beliving in me....means so much!   Love n Hugs, xox 

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Cherie Sumner

*Believing, not "beliving"...lol  Oops!  Typing too fast... ;)

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Bryan Delorme

The problem right now in this time is religious and political dogma from extremists who are so damaged from abuse in their childhood that they can't overcome their darkness... Lost souls who are confused and don't see the big picture very clear. When I started to awaken I realized that everything is interconnected in one way our another, it doesn't matter what we believe as long as we're not hurting anyone. They can face their reality and overcome their obstacles if they'd only reflect on in-depth self-discovery without being afraid of what's inside or what comes next. Inner strength and inner peace come from within, we need to change our core beliefs that turn us astray from righteousness. We don't know until we try, we can have successful relationships when we are content with ourselves. It all starts with self-love and accepting things for what they are. If we don't like the way things are going than we have to go back to the drawing board and change things for the better... All we can do is be the best we can possibly be. Anything is possible if we put our minds to it.

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Cherie Sumner

I love your positive attitude and outlook....I agree that there are many hurting souls that are stuck in a cycle of pain influenced by trauma.....But it is up to us individually to make our lives count...and to not let the world dictate who we are...I know there is a God who loves us, and for me, that changes everything...in how I feel, think, act, and go forward....I want to know who I am to Him, and that greatly affects how I see myself and how i view others as well now.  I avoid those things that are negative and unproductive...well, as best I can....lol We have to respect each other in this life and encourage one another to fulfill our individual purpose.  Thanks, Bryan. ;)

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Luke!  Thank you....I will take a "wow" any day as a compliment.....I appreciate you stopping by to read my work.   It is a confusing world we live in....and I want to spend the rest of my life in search of what really matters.....Thanks again! xox ;)

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Luke Coomer

Cherie 

im sorry i didn't say more, it's just I felt this! And when I did it knocked the wind out of me !! Lol 

-luke-

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Cherie Sumner

I am honored any time someone takes time to read my work and comment.....I am thrilled you felt this one!  That is such a blessing!  It motivates me to keep writing....thank you, Luke!  ;)

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Dblankportrait .

I am grateful to not see my relatives bombed  by drones  and watch their limbs scattered across the streets, vengeance are often born through forms of Injustice and fueled by the bloodshed of the innocent, it's easier to accept the simpler tones of life when we ourselves haven't walked in another man's shoes...

I do admire the sentiments of this empowering ink, but if we say we are all family, then we are affected by the horrible things going on around the world...

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Cherie Sumner

Hi Merrill....It is not that I don't know how horrible the world can be...because I have seen it firsthand, and it affects my heart deeply.  But because this world is so confusing and filled with such volatile actions, I am thankful there is still hope....and a light to turn to despite the madness...a truth that outshines the insanity of this world's ways....and that was what I was feeling when I wrote this.  I am not ignorant to the injustices of this world and the system, just needing to understand it has always been this way, and yet God is in control....I turn to Him for answers, not humanity.  It is easy to get all caught up in the drama and feel hopeless....and I know God does not want that for those who trust in Him....We are all family, and should feel compassion for those who suffer and try to help...but not succumb to despair.  Love n Hugs

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Larry Ran

My Dear Poetess Cherie,

The evil cannot sway my mind, for I have seen the "Grasp of Light";
I stand for the purest grace of love, and eschew wrong for all that's right!
It tries forcing my surrender, forgetting all that I now be;
For I have risen far above it, I will e'er believe in me!

Hugs, Peace and Love,
Larry xxx
 

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Cherie Sumner

Ah ha!  Dear Larry you know me so well in my writing and once again summed up the whole theme of my write in your four lines.....I have struggled over the years with what the world portrays and what God stands for ....because often they are very different...and therein the struggle begins....and only those things that love burns light upon can be true and right....despite how flippant actions are in this life...I never stop hurting over the wrong I see that is casually overlooked by many as just the way the world is.....but it should not be and I feel it in the core of my heart.....Thank you for understanding....xox Love n Hugs

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

The passion from your heart and soul pours out with every word of your beautiful writes.  Your love for Humanity and God is so evident, in every verse.  When one reads your poetry, they can be assured that it is love in it's purest form.  We, your fans, are so fortunate to have you, as our beacon to the stars.

Hugs, Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Cherie Sumner

Hi .....I do not even know how to respond....Wow!  I am honored.  I write from a very emotional place for sure and I hope readers will get something out of them.  It is the only way I know how to write....I would not be on here if it were not for the kind support thrown my way like you have shown....It keeps me motivated....Thank you!  xox    

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