Monday 16th January 2017,
Poetry Potion

A Candle by roi de Salem

roi de Salem 21 October 2015 a poem a day challenge, poetry Comments Off on A Candle by roi de Salem
In the mist of great darkness,
and
brothers at war.
In the presence
of violence
and weakness,
as malice knocks on the door.

A child’s face
anointed
with a tear,
A mother’s heart
pierced
with pain.
Prayers fall
unto
false ears –
Who answers the blood of Cain?
Our clearest
oceans
turn read,
our deepest
convictions
conceive hate.
Our faith
cast out
and
dead,
imprisoned
within the darkness
we create.

In the silence of our sadness
we hear.
In the abyss of our hopelessness
we hear;
“Let there be light
and there was light.”

roi de Salem is Mike Mpanya a 20 year old writer, born in the South African city of Pretoria. Mike took up reciting poetry in primary school and he has been writing ever since. Mike is heavily influenced by his faith and this can be seen in many of the themes that inspire him.

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