Saturday, September 10, 2016

A Simple Word ~ A Poem by Amy Lane

Hello everyone! Today I'm pleased to share with you all a beautiful, thought-provoking poem by the talented Amy Lane. :) 

A Simple Word
A simple word that can change a life, 
A simple word that creates strife. 
A simple word that is simple not, 
A simple word in which countries can get caught. 
A simple word of pursuit or retreat, 
A simple word able of victory--or defeat. 
A simple word that causes people to die, 
A simple word that separates without "goodbye". 
A simple word, never simple itself, 
A simple word that lays around, until taken off a shelf, 
Applied to relationships, 
And loudly rips 
Into provocative pieces, small and large; 
Every hardship, struggle, grievance, and charge. 
A simple word that has torn, 
Many a family--with untouched reasons to mourn. 
A simple word, yet, that has united, 
Friends and family--as they fighted 
The enemy, foe, and traitor, 
Asking questions, only later. 
A word of division, 
But for some--a word also of provision. 
But it's not all earned in ways proved "nice", 
For the causes and opinions fought for, are surely at a price. 
A price of tears, 
A price of sorrow, 
The price of waking up to your worst fears, 
Of laying aside your hopes and dreams for tomorrow. 
No matter who is fighting, or has been fought,  
Every one of those men and women see 
The clear price of what has to be bought 
For their future, and what they believe goodness to be. 
A simple word of aggretion, 
A simple word of depression. 
A simple word of sacrifical consequence, 
A simple word, of neccesary allegiance. 
A simple word, cuasing tradgedy, and also guilt, 
But a simple word on which countries are built. 
                            A simple, three letter word... 

Written by Amy Lane

This poem has been shared with permission from the author.

Isn't it lovely? Leave a comment and tell Amy so! :D

In Christ, 


  1. Replies
    1. Isn't she great? =D Thanks for commenting, Rebekah!

    2. Thank you Rebekah Ashleigh and Faith!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing my poem, Faith. You're awesome! Also, I like how you used that picture from Pinterest for the name. It's a great, touching picture.

    Thanks again!

    1. Thanks for letting me, Amy! :) As soon as I saw that picture, while looking for something for this post, I knew I had to use it. Yes, it's very touching and such a sad, sweet reminder. <3 Perfectly fits with the theme of war.

      Thanks for commenting!


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