Coalition

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Listen to Coalition by Richard Charles Stevens

Listen to Love Me Again by John Newman

in keeping with tradition
i shall love
free of condition
i shall trust relieved suspicion
pass the hour of indecision
breathe a sigh of recognition
for the great human condition
and accept not every one of us is vigilant to fate

call me superstitious
but the raven’s gaze remains unchanging
some foresee a vision faded
’tis their view and i refuse to change it
as it ain’t my place to muse upon farscape arrangement
rather make provisions
for a pathway elevated
at the halfway house
provisionally
in faith

cannot take the pain away
from those who masquerade it
break the chains that may pertain to hearts incarcerated
some of us are jaded
isolated by our fears
the shady ones attained over a great many pained years
wounded cavaliers
have every right to hide their tears
would not be right to prick my ears
and deem their silence insincere
should their wide eyes be diamond clear
then they may find the prize inside them
with the constellation of entire universe to guide them

in keeping with tradition
i shall love
free of condition
i shall trust relieved suspicion
pass the hour of indecision
breathe a sigh of recognition
for the great human condition
and accept not every one of us is vigilant to fate

in keeping with tradition
i shall listen without prejudice
seeking abolition of the need to be incredulous
leave it up to others to proceed through shadows leading back to genesis
and pray that better days their way may steepen claim to favour chain consecutive
reasons may seem nebulous
to stay the pace while seasons change directionless
call me superstitious
but the raven’s gaze remains unchanging
in the name of celebrating excellence

so many of us fall
and leave no evidence at all
of greater resonance to thoughts
aside from fretfulness, remorse and disarray
and with no two of us the same
we can’t expect a leopard’s spots to care for change
maybe we can meet them at the halfway house
provisionally
in faith
but it is their entitlement
to make their way enlightened
with the ownership
to go their own sweet way

in keeping with tradition
i shall pray for recommission
with the bonus of revisional upgrade
place no date condition
on estate
for renovation is hospitable to each in their own way
i can then appreciate
the differences between us
and alleviate a wealth of swelled frustration
for while our paths may deviate
we’re at the halfway mark
when we wave off all trains departing from the station
until that one fine day
we shall be waiting
in best keeping with tradition
neath the raven’s gaze that cared remain unchanging

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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