06 September 2012

THIS PLUNDEROUS WORLD


This rapacious world will prey upon an empty soul, even when there is nothing left but tears and sorrow.

It will try to capture any heart lacking the wisdom to discern the difference between right and wrong or contentment and greed.

My heart is bruised and lost amongst the willows of a barren garden and the poverty of lonesome darkness, but it remains steadfast against any temptation, even if in the form of unfaithful love from a beautiful stranger.

As I face another day of uncertainty, there is a feminine voice in my dreams that I cannot recognize.

She speaks with a whisper about the beauty of an unexpected love even while under the atrocities of life.

Whether she is an angel, I know not, but her voice is one of sweetness and integrity that guides my heart away from the temptations of this plunderous world.

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87 comments:

  1. To be in this world, but not of it . . . May your angel continue to speak to your heart, bringing love and peace to your soul in the midst of hatred and chaos.
    A beautiful reflection, dear Andy!
    Blessings!

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    1. Dear Martha,
      How kind you are to me (smile). Thank you for your heartfelt thoughts and words of wisdom. Thank you also for being a good friend.

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  2. nice andy...i think heading any voice that leads us away from temptation and getting mired in the morase of our world is a def....

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    1. Dear Brian,
      Its really good to hear from you sir. Thank you for the visit and kind words. They were much appreciated.

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  3. There are always temptations, but love protects a pure heart. That's what I get from your poem.

    Always so nice to read your words of love and wisdom Andy.

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    1. My friend Myrna,
      Thank you for the warm sentiments. Yes, love is what protects a pure heart. Very well said my dear.

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  4. Our world may be 'plunderous', but I don't believe every temptation is a sinful one....you have a unique writing style......deep thoughts....

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    1. Dear Joanne,
      I welcome your thoughts with a smile. Thank you for them and for being so kind to my humble work. Hope you will return again soon.

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  5. Hi Andy. Always lovely to read your golden words. They are a balm to many.
    I hope the renovations go well this weekend. Maybe there'll be a poem in that!

    Denise

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    1. My dearest Denise,
      I had to smile after your comment. Thank you for all the encouragement and support you give to my humble heart. I am also grateful for your sweet friendship.

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    1. Dear Iris,
      Not sure what you meant but thank you for the visit.

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  7. Dear friend: your angel is driving: your spirit, to sweetness in words and feelings, as beautiful as the picture of your verses, they speak for themselves. I like so much . Kiss Elen

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    1. My friend Elen,
      Thank you for the kind remarks. I always appreciate your support.

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  8. Such a deep thought...having someone who is able to guide you away from this plunderous way is a a gift in itself!!

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    1. Dear Me,
      This world is very wicked. Its great when there have someone we can love and trust. Thank you so much.

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  9. Follow your heart and plunder on dear Andy.

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    1. Dear Poetess,
      I always follow my heart and NOT the SPIRIT of the world. I can honestly say I am not fooled or misled my the world's wisdom or false teachings of happiness. Thank you for the visit my dear.

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  10. Very interesting, I like the female voice describes. Greetings.

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    1. Dear Leovi.
      I am grateful for the kind words. Thank you so much for stopping by my friend.

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  11. We need those angelic voices calling to our hearts to not turn toward the world's deceptions. What a beautiful poem, as always! Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. My dear Cathy,
      Thank you for the warm and kind sentiments. You words are beautiful my friend.

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  12. Hi Andy, Thanks for your comments. I stumbled on this lovely poem while surfing the net and thought I should share this with you:

    "The Song of Wandering Aengus"

    I WENT out to the hazel wood,
    Because a fire was in my head,
    And cut and peeled a hazel wand,
    And hooked a berry to a thread;
    And when white moths were on the wing,
    And moth-like stars were flickering out,
    I dropped the berry in a stream
    And caught a little silver trout.

    When I had laid it on the floor
    I went to blow the fire aflame,
    But something rustled on the floor,
    And some one called me by my name:
    It had become a glimmering girl
    With apple blossom in her hair
    Who called me by my name and ran
    And faded through the brightening air.

    Though I am old with wandering
    Through hollow lands and hilly lands,
    I will find out where she has gone,
    And kiss her lips and take her hands;
    And walk among long dappled grass,
    And pluck till time and times are done
    The silver apples of the moon,
    The golden apples of the sun.

    William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

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    1. My brother Ram,
      Thank you for sharing with me this priceless gem. Words are a beautiful thing when we use them with respect, Kindness and love. Mr Yeats was indeed a GREAT poet! Thanks you once again my friend.

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  13. good one ya..n thanks for passing by..best wishes always:)

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    1. Dear R.Ramesh,
      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. Best wishes to you also.

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  14. Once again, my friend, I am held captive by your words!!!!!

    xoxo

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    1. My dearest Judie,
      I am captured by your smile and kindness. Thank you my friend for all the encouragement and support. I appreciate your friendship very much.

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  15. Beautiful. I absolutely love the backgraound music. :)

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    1. Dear Ritva,
      Thank you for the compliment and visit. I hope I can always make you smile.

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    1. Dear She Writes,
      Yes, sad but true. The world is very bad and nothing that man can do can save it. Only the Almighty Himself can do that. Thanks you for the visit.

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  17. Some can write poetry while others can't. Congrats on a beautiful piece of writing. Thanks for stopping by.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Dear Joyce,
      Thank you for the visit and sincere remarks. Please know they were much appreciated.

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  18. Nice poetry Andy, Thanks for stopping by.
    ~Tatius~

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    1. Dear Tatius,
      I appreciate the visit and kind words. Thank you so much.

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  19. Magnifique dear friend. I admire you, sincerely. Kiss Elen

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    1. Dear Francisco,
      Thank you for the warm sentiments. I appreciate the visit also.

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  20. Oh Andy, this is a little different turn for you. But your words are true. We all need to learn to fill our souls, to find our own happiness and then light seeks light. True?

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    1. My dear Anita,
      Your words bear TRUTH and beauty. Sadly, the world is filled with so much wickedness, etc. Love is all we have and need to get through each day. Your words have touched me my dear friend. Thank you for stopping by.

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    1. Dear Sreeja,
      I agree with you that it is deep and I am sure you will agree its true (smile). Thank you for taking the time to visit. I do appreciate it very much.

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    1. Dear Rebecca,
      I am humble and touched by your kindness. I also appreciate your sincere and heartfelt response. Thank you so much for the visit.

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  23. Hi Andy,

    First of all, a big thanks for visiting my blog the other day and leaving yet another sweet comment. I so appreciate you taking the time!

    I see that a lot of people left comments on your most recent poem. You definitely touch a nerve here -- you speak to everyone's soul. Kudos!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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    1. Dear Birgit,
      Thank you also for leaving a heartfelt comment. I do appreciate the visit and your kindness. Thanks again.

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  24. Dear friend Andy : I did a bad mistake. I was making the blog for my friend and I came to read you, but I forgot I was with his account and I commented you with his name.
    Excuse me Andy, but I say again, you ´re great . Kiss Elen

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    1. Dear Elen,
      No problem. I fully understand. Thanks for writing back.

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  25. Hi Andy,

    I believe there are Angels who watch over us and do talk to us, and give us advice all the time. But I also think that we have the choice to follow that advice or to ignore it. Plus we rarely recognize where that advice is coming from and so for the most part most people do ignore it.

    It is wonderful that you do reccqgnize it and are choosing to believe what your Angel is telling you. Just remember your true love is out there somewhere and never settle for less. Wishing you the best of happiness and love for your life.

    Thanks for playing in this weeks Temptation Theme Thursday.

    God bless.

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    1. Dear Mrsupole,
      My poem is born from fiction. I am happily married to a beautiful and faithful wife. Thank you for your kind words and visit. I truly appreciate them. Am looking forward to the next theme.

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  26. We all have that voice within us, that angel who guides us through this beautiful but sometimes dangerous life. As always, beautiful words Andy.

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    1. Dear Anne,
      Temptation(s) will always be there. Its really how we handle them. Thank you my friend for the beautiful sentiments that my heart adores (smile).

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  27. Love it, the third verse is truly stellar, keep listening to that voice my friend.

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    1. Dear Rch,
      Thank you for stopping by and for the encouraging words. I am grateful for the visit my friend.

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  28. So, you would live and love in your dreams! Hmm, perhaps dreaming is also a temptation of this world. Though not al temptation is bad. Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting there.

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    1. Dear Susan,
      Thank you for your sense of humor and for the visit. I appreciated them very much.

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  29. This was beautiful.. heart wrenching too.. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Dear Crystal,
      As always, its nice to hear from you. Hope all is well and thank you very much for the kind words.

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  30. Dear Andy, this is a sad poem! I pray that your guardian angel will be with you always Dear Friend! Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Dear Nelly,
      Thank you for the kind words and encouragement. I appreciate them and hope I can make you smile the next time you visit (smile). Thank you my friend.

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  31. Always lovely Andy! Sad, yet sweet and hopeful!

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    1. Dear Heather,
      I appreciate the feedback and support. Thank you also for the lovely remarks.

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  32. definitely a plunderous world! Be careful and guard your heart for that is one's most sacred possession.
    "love even while under the atrocities of life"--ah, yes, that is possible! and precious!

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    1. Dear Splendid Little Stars,
      Yes, we have to be careful. I also believe its a world that is passing away. Thank you my friend.

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  33. Your a very good "spoken word" poet. Not many have I come across that I have truly liked. As I dwell in rhyme, I have always had trouble connecting, or even understanding most who do not rhyme. Though you, I feel as though I understand perfectly, you have true talent, a rose among the dandy lions if you will. All give out color, but only a few are true flowers. I wish you well in all your endeavors, and keep doing what you do. I shall be back one day to view again.

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    1. Dear Shoelessboywonder,
      Many thanks for the heartfelt comment. What I write comes from a very deep love for poetry. I really do appreciate your honesty and hope you will return again soon. Thank you again for the kind words.

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  34. If ever love exists..it should be that pure and serene!beautifully written Sir..as always!

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    1. Dear Rohit,
      Many thanks for the visit and kind words. I am grateful for them.

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    1. Dear Gattina,
      Thank you for the kind thought. I appreciate it very much.

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  36. What a wonderful piece!--full of wisdom and beauty. Thanks for sharing this, and for stopping by at my site :)

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    1. Dear SpringBlossoms,
      Thank you for sharing your heartfelt thoughts in return. You are most kind.

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  37. My wallet is learning to appreciate contentment as I am listening more and more to my innerself. Nice thoughts Andy.

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    1. Dear Ames,
      You are always kind to this humble poet. Thank you so much.

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  38. any help we can get to resist temptation is good for we are rarely tempted to modest indulging in things good for us.

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    1. Dear Myheartslovesongs,
      Thank you so much for the visit. You are so powerful and true. Thank you for sharing them.

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  39. The world is indeed plunderous, but if you're lucky, love will save you.

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    1. Dear Magdalena,
      You comment is true. I appreciate the visit and your kindness.

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  40. It is such a hard world Andy!

    I know we 'get by with a little help from our friends' and it's even more possible to thrive with an angel in our lives!

    This was perfect writing in every way!

    I'm glad I popped over today!

    A++++

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    1. My dear Jenny,
      Yes, the world is hard, but a Lady Flower like you helps make it beautiful (smile). Thank you my friend.

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    1. Dear Nataeven,
      Thank you so much for the compliment. I hope you will return again with the same smile.

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  42. Hi Andy, just came over coz I felt like some of your writing :) the steadfast heart can only hear the voice of the beloved...temptations will sound as harsh as crows and fly off when they realise nothing is doing :D all temporary...I can't do it in your perfect style, but you will know what I mean...Have a great weekend.

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    1. Dear Nilanjana.
      Thank you for those kind words. You are a talented writer whom I respect and admire very much. Thank you again.

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  43. I loved it! That's how I feel sometimes; while the world around me is falling apart, I long for some peace or someone to help me find and then at night while I sleep wondering what to tomorrow will and how I should handle it the voice comes bringing me peace and hope for a better tomorrow.
    There is always hope, even if visually you can't see it. I discover that keeping myself on the right path in spite of what the world throws at me helps me to see that there is hope and beauty everywhere. I also find beauty and hope in the pieces that you and others write. You prove that there will always be hope and beauty out there if we just search for it. You are truly gifted. Be blessed.
    Also, thank you so much for your visit to my blog.

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  44. I can feel the pain in your writings and tis of a different kind.

    I know itl be some time before you read this, but I must say I immensely enjoyed your posts worded very appropriately.

    Kindly take some time to visit my blog at www.lifethearsway.blogspot.in where Im sure your opinions may match mine in my poems.
    Thank you again! And keep your blogging going on!

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  45. A Lavender...

    If love had an eye that could weep
    All tears would have borne so meek
    That love itself would beg to keep
    A heart this deep, a soul so steep

    Just blossom...RJ

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