What Has Been Given


As the prophet wrote on a scroll, hiding in a cave

the wolf declared his words null and void.

The prophet sighed, picked up his pen

and wrote anyway, moving

his mind past the growls,

pouring, what he had

been given.


And every year the flowers still

bloom in the spring

and corn grows in the summer

in spite of the howling

of the storms.


In our day the blogger still

posts, shares what he’s been given

in spite of the voice

in the darkness

the voice that says

“You will never succeed.”


And to this day the scrolls of the prophet

are still read in the temple.

Keep writing –


the wolf speak.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”


9 thoughts on “What Has Been Given

  1. I just finished the draft for my Monday post and it is also about “let it flow and don’t care about the voices around” Very encouraging poem, Nicodemas!

  2. I love the metaphor, however, if you are speaking about Prophet Mohammed, he was illiterate, he had the visions and insights, however, others wrote them down once he came down from the mountain’s cave.

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