The DESDEMONA

The DESDEMONA .. .

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Keep sweet and holy

and remember to laugh

Your serious nature can make

you glum, even morose

All sorrow carries its own joy

though often born deep

Although we do defend the truth

the truth needs no defending

There are many voices in the world

some strong and absorbing, more unheard

Stand on the ground of the truth

that you find is sure and rejoice!

Make your choices and leave

your worries with God

For God cares about you

Get into God and get into the world with God

Be active, be happy, be strong

and when the light fades

and the stumps are drawn

Retire to God’s pavilion

and take refreshment

You will bat again

and bowl

Total salvation, though immediate

takes time to work out

And time belongs to God

for God is eternal

A spiritual mind is a free mind

Do not keep a rigid mind

Relax, the Spirit comes as easy

as we breath

Life is for living and giving

not only receiving and believing

And at the day’s end

you may smile and be assured

You cannot change the world

except by changing the world in you

Rejoice!

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Even so, come Lord Jesus, come quickly ~ amen!

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edenbraytoday15.9.1985

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Authors Note:- I found two old journals of verse that I wrote in the 1980’s during my thirties and even younger and I was struck by their freshness and minimalist naiveté.

I have enjoyed reading them, almost as though they were written by someone else. They speak of aspirations, of faith and hope which is what I believe we all need right now. There is a nice Kerouac naturalness about them too so I’m going to put them here on my site for people to read and make their own mind up about them. Catalogued and Categorised – THE LOST JOURNALS 1980’s

Also, I am reminded of the great wordsmith and troubadour BOB DYLAN, a personal mentor and inspiration to me, who has said that on reading the early songs he wrote back in his twenties from albums like the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – that he doesn’t recognise the person who wrote them anymore. Of course Dylan is in fact the supreme enigma and says a lot of stuff but then we all do, don’t we?

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edenbraytoday

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Desdemona and Othello

About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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