Before you Know and in despair Humankind do hear my prayer As deep within my mind I scream In witnessing this nightmare dream Humanity it seems is blind Forgetting that to love is kind When did decay begin to start? Where is the purity of heart? The terror that does drop from skies Falls like the tears from my eyes Why is it that you hold a knife And seek to take another’s life? Why is it that you take my name And use it for unholy gain? Why can man in peace not live? Why can he not his friendship give? My plea to man is to unite Lay down your sword, give up your fight Take instead your brother’s hand And side by side together stand Hear my, prayer, this is my call Come , and now before me fall Let harmony and love now reign And bring to end eternal pain.
Poet’s Note: The poem is part of a series that mixes mythology and fiction. Here we have the Egyptian Goddess Isis, reflecting on 21st century humankind, and despairing on what she sees.
Fiona Jamieson has been writing poetry since childhood and is currently embarking on her first published works. Her current work mixes mythology and fantasy, using the central character of the Goddess Isis. Her latest writing is around the Goddess 'search for wisdom' and we see her meeting some of the great minds of time. She considers the issues of knowledge and wisdom and the past and how this influences current thinking. She illustrates her own poetry. Fiona also writes war poetry.
I’ll not promise you stars Or a fleet of gleaming cars, But a dwelling you’ll find Where everyone to you will be kind; I promise not gold and silver, But to keep you happy I’ll endeavour, Clothes you’ll have enough
We see good and evil in our world. To make sense of it great myths of the light and the dark have been born. Great stories down through the eons have flowed, great battles fought, forever being told. Gods in
Dear You, It’s been a long time since we spoke, I’m tallying the days since you’ve gone, Leaving me alone in this one-windowed skyscraper. The pages are blank. The ink has dried. So here I am, thinking out loud, Hoping