3 Poems That Will Transform Your Day
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March 21 is World Poetry Day! World Poetry Day, a United Nations (UN) observance, aims to preserve culture and oral traditions through encouraging poetry and other forms of artistic expression. Poetry is unique in its ability to capture human emotion, and sometimes these linguistic sensations transcend traditional themes and convey the loving heart of God.
To celebrate this day, here are three thought-provoking and heart-felt poems:
Crown of Glory, by Sun Myung Moon
When I doubt people, I feel pain.
When I judge people, it is unbearable.
When I hate people, there is no value to my existence.
Yet if I believe, I am deceived.
If I love, I am betrayed.
Suffering and grieving tonight, my head in my hands
Am I wrong?
Yes, I am wrong.
Even though we are deceived, still believe.
Though we are betrayed, still forgive.
Love completely even those who hate you.
Wipe your tears away and welcome with a smile
Those who know nothing but deceit
And those who betray without regret.
Oh Master! The pain of loving!
Look at my hands.
Place your hand on my chest.
My heart is bursting, such agony!
But when I loved those who acted against me
I brought victory.
If you have done the same thing,
I will give you the crown of glory.
Your Cosmic Answer, by Sun Jin Moon
Under the limitless dark expanse of the Hawaiian night sky
Sparkling gem-like stars adorn Heavenly Parent’s magical portrait
of his eternal unconditional true love for all humankind and creation
Before the break of dawn
We walk with you in our hearts, True Father,
praying for peace on earth
Each step is a blessing
Every breath we receive is Heavenly Parent’s grace
We walk as one united family
Forever is your memory leading our path
As we strive to walk in your glorious footsteps
This walk is a meditation
Each step brings you closer to our hearts
We start at the eastern corner of the beach
where turtles came to greet our beloved True Mother
The sand is cool and conforms like down pillows nestling our feet
The waves ebb and flow whispering to us to come closer
as they gently plant wet kisses on our toes
Every drop of the ocean is Heavenly Parent’s love baptizing us with new life
All I have is gratitude in my heart
Each moment reminds me of you and True Mother
The ocean dances and displays
its waves like the roll of the Little Angel’s fan dance
They crest, fizzle, and bubble, and foam up with joy onto the shore,
jubilantly spraying out as gentle mists that hug and surround us
invigorating our mind, body, senses and soul
I am complete and whole in your magnificent creation
The cool salty breeze tingles and tantalizes our slow-waking start
The air is pure, crisp, and crystal clean
refreshing our spirits
Each moment is lifted with an even greater gift of beauty
as a symphony of birds sings out in joyful song with
harmonious notes from a myriad of species
a choral masterpiece
all to welcome us and usher in another glorious day
Looking out into the expanse
the deep blue waters ripple endlessly into the deeper black sky
melding together with no borders
The universe and the cosmos
infinity and beyond
meet at the horizon where earth and heaven unite
The moon and stars offer their closing bows
as the sun rises to claim the starring role
In this moment of moonset and sunrise I look up in the sky to see you both shining down on us
The sun and the moon both balanced, full, and complete in the heavens
like a miracle of truth inscribed on the celestial canvas
the perfect union, our True Father and our True Mother, forever One
Your love is everywhere
It echoes in our hearts
and the whole of creation resonates and sings with your blessing
So much beauty and joy!
Nevertheless, True Mother, as I witness this glorious harmony of creation
I know your heart rises heavy each morning with the burden of all those who suffer,
and who are orphaned, lost, and destitute
I see you push beyond your earthly limits to save each and every child
and to return us all back home as one family under God
How your heart must have ached and longed for our True Father during these arduous seven years
Yet despite all your pain you still valiantly and wholeheartedly marched across globe
to build a world of peace
True Mother, I know True Father is so proud of you
True Mother, we are all so proud of you!
I know and have witnessed True Father singing his love songs to you from the zenith of the cosmos
Father shines millions of diamonds,
dazzling, sparkling, prisms of luminosity and brilliance
Each night he masters and crafts each phase of the moon cycle
to complete the perfect sphere of the luminous full moon
spotlighting this dark earth with his beacon of love
Each moment in this moonlight I can feel True Father’s absolute gratitude to you True Mother
His heart-beams, highlighting the greatest love story since the beginning of time
his eternal love for you lights the heaven’s each night
I feel True Father’s longing to shower you with all the precious jewels creation can offer
In the night sky I see his masterpiece of undying love and gratitude
and each morning I’m reminded of how much he wants to be at your side
I hear him whisper as the new day begins, Omma Komawa, dangshin salanhae yo
My heart is complete and at peace in your glorious absolute eternal unchanging union
The cycles of life, the ever-changing phases of our cosmos, night and day
Your oneness is our divine truth
Forever blessing us with True Love, True Life and True Lineage
Only gratitude and love beats in my heart
as we walk and witness the glory of Heavenly Parent’s creation on this miraculous planet
As you shine in heaven
All life renews itself again with pure gratitude, grace, and rebirth
True Parents, to life’s questions, you are heaven and earth’s only true answer
Like the light of day, you never fail to rise and shine forth
with true love, pure light, divine truth, absolute peace, abundant joy,
infinite grace, heartfelt compassion, sincere goodness, dutiful faith,
filial heart, profound wisdom and exceptional beauty
With all the love in our hearts we wish to serve and bring joy and victory to you, True Mother;
to you, True Father, and to you, our Heavenly Parent
We shall be one family under Heavenly Parent and True Parents. Yes! Aju!
Dreams, by Langston Hughes
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.