Spaces between Us
Of Compassion amongst Combatants…
Brethren fighting in the trenches, coloured other ways
Soaked much in the same red battue of bloody oneness
A call of Peace above an Oath of Honour, my Comrade colour blind
For a wade thru inane bigotry, to a Truce of the Christmas Kind(1)
Of Love that nurtures Better Being…
Tortured thy conscience constricted low, but soar You will high; said She..
In line with profound men, You shall be placed, of that I have my faith,
“If I am remembered, it will be for this; that I was loved by Her” (2); said He..
Intrigued minds entangled, souls entranced, an amour that stuns the Heavens high..
Of Hope.. after Destruction
To forgive and forget, one renders the Yule’s heart
To dwell in and die the slow death, calls for a fool’s sight
Yours to make, the choice one of not random
Heed the heart, soul and mind, for the truer wisdom
Of Kindness.. of the Mother’s kind
For, “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot;” (3)
And together, we shall, cross the boundaries and reach the hearts
Of beings that breathe the exhausts of the past in greed,
Drawing forth hence a forlorn future, muddled much in unjust creed
For ’tis that what You give that space in between
That you take to Your rest, by the end of your reign
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- (1) The Christmas Truce — A series of widespread unofficial ceasefires along the Western Front of World War I around Christmas 1914.
(In the week leading up to the 25th, French, German, and British soldiers crossed trenches to exchange seasonal greetings and talk. In some areas, men from both sides ventured into no man’s land on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to mingle and exchange food and souvenirs. There were joint burial ceremonies and prisoner swaps, while several meetings ended in carol-singing.)
- (2)The tragic love story of Héloïse and Abélard — One of history’s most celebrated couples, known for their passionate love affair as well as the tragedy that cruelly separated them. They were both extremely accomplished intellectuals in their own rights, and managed to juggle complex, erudite thinking with feelings and sensuality.
- (3) Quote by Mother Teresa: “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”