Fay Slimm





To awake
in a quiet corner of peace and stare
at rich friendship meeting needs 
is so gratifying
for reality can end in what dreams 
begot of notions to share
as concordance shows.

To awake
in a hateful place of disabling war
where defiling fear strips life
of beauty and stasis 
cringing behind abuse is making
disdain worse than before
as contention shows.

To awake
in a world of learnt awareness asks
that bones be allowed to grow
naturally old and souls
carefully nurtured is belief in
love being first factor

as cordiality shows.  


  • Laura

    My dear Fay,

    This is exactly the poem that should be read by everyone...especially during these most difficult times!
    The last stanza truly sums it up!
    A beautiful and sensitive read! Thank you for sharing!


    • Fay Slimm

      I am so pleased you found value in this small reminder that love is best dear Laura - - many thanks for the visit and read.

    • Michael Edwards

      Ditto Laura's comments - a lovely work.

      • Fay Slimm

        Thank you for the read and comment dear Michael - - the piece was written as a reminder that love works best.

      • dusk arising

        Love is a lesson which continues to teach us. So long as we have an open mind we can hear it's teaching.
        Many, many minds are closed to these things and war/terrorism/violence continues.
        Love your three verses of awakening awareness.

        • Fay Slimm

          I do so agree that many are closed to reasoning on love dear D.A. - so pleased you the enjoyed the three verses of encouragement to make love and not war.

        • Santita

          Sage words expressed in rich language. Souls should be nurtured in love. Beautifully said, Fay.

          • Fay Slimm

            My thanks dear Santita for your visit and read of poetic encouragement to nurture each other with love .

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            HELLO FAY ~ Thanks for thought provoking Poem based on Three Words. Brian & I both love WORDS.
            CONCORDANCE = Agreement on correct order
            CONTENTION = Disagreement : Do your own thing !
            CORDIALITY = Agreement and Harmony is restored !
            Life is often like that ! Its 11:15 am here and my next Clinic is 6pm. Harry & Meghan are doing walk about in The Harbour this afternoon so Im hoping to see them ! Love ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡
            Please check Our Poem on PERSONALITY and our LATEST FUSION on CHRISTMAS

            • Fay Slimm

              So good to know you both love the words I used in the warning to stay nurturing each other with love -- thank you dear Brian and Angela .

            • Goldfinch60

              Love is there for us all but many just cannot see it.
              The Hippies had it right "Make love, not war"

              • Fay Slimm

                Very true that love is there for us all to see its value dear Goldie - thank you for the kind comment.

              • orchidee

                This 'shows' to me as another fine write Fay.

                • Fay Slimm

                  Ah - thanks a lot dear Orchi - - glad you enjoyed the read.

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