Swirling into ONE


Swirling red inflamed,
Crushing thousands
Voices, drums, fists pounding,
Scarring Doors of Justice.

Gutted landings full,
Deafening, chanting, railing
Voices coalescing into
Singular ambition,
HEAR US!

Lamentation universal
Beyond this present state,
And borders artificial,
Empyrean cry
From the depths of Eden,
Desperate to be heard.

Shoeless, homeless,
Hungry, ill.
Consumed, depleted,
Devoid of will.

Hear me.
See me.
Listen.
Please.

Invisible…
Still.

A timeless war,
Incessant battle
Of bleeding segregation
Rupturing humanity,
Rending, tearing, cleaving
Us sinew from sinew.

Divided we fall,
For we are more
Than one flag,
One race,
One nation.

We are
ONE PEOPLE!

Dust of earth,
Breathed into life,
Sculpted image of
The Holy,
I AM.

One Body,
Sacred,
Treasured,
Whole.

One.

*This was written as part of the Christian Writers’ Blog Chain for March. Be sure to check out the links to the right for more inspiring “swirling” posts throughout the month.

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20 responses to “Swirling into ONE

  1. Brilliant! Powerful! Wonderful!
    You make me want to be a better writer.

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    • Barb Rockaway

      Cindee, this week we had a prayer vigil to focus on all the troubles in the world today. We used your poem, Swirling into ONE, as the central reading. The response was very positive. I thought you would like to know. Love Aunt Barb

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  2. I am so thankful for the God Who Hears me when I cry out!

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  3. Excellent start to the March CW blog chain, Cindee. A very evocative call for unity as one people of God.

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  4. Swirled into one body. I like that idea. Thank God we can be transformed into one body!

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  5. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Wow, I’m so glad I came up with swirling! What a beautiful job, Cindee! Thank you!

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  6. Wow! What a great take on swirling.

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  7. Treasured. Whole.
    That is a great concept, and one that people crave. To feel treasured. Accepted. Loved. Completed.
    Thank you for this poem.

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  8. Profound and eloquent – as always. I hope you plan to publish your poetry soon

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  9. Linda Yezak

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Sorry to be a late comer. All I can say is WOW. Powerful stuff. You’ve set the bar pretty high.
    Peace and Blessings

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  11. That’s powerful Cindee. You and Keith have been bringing something very special and complimentary with your poetry to the other articles on the chain.
    This is the type of swirling that we need. I’m having images of people from different places and walks of life all getting sucked into a whirlpool – realising that their differences don’t matter anymore, they just need to hold each other’s hands to survive.
    Well done.

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  12. Cindee, that was beautiful!! And as many said above, powerful! Thank you so much for sharing! It is a blessing to read this morning!

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  14. Great poem. Powerful imagery.

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  15. I think the one factor that could cure the world is JUSTICE. Wouldn’t get everyone into heaven but it’d make this place a whole lot safer.
    Very thought provoking.

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  16. I’m just now getting around to these (I’m sorry to say. . . .).

    Very powerful, Cindee, and very well done indeed. Poetry is the act of exerting just a touch of order over a series of thoughts and images that still have enough freedom to swirl on their own power.

    Thanks for this!

    – Scott

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