The World’s Pain


Let us not look upon the world’s pain
simply to rant or wail.
Let us hold it in our hands,
feel its flesh, touch its wounds,
kiss its tears—let us be one with it.
Let us, then, step boldly
and with hearts on fire
into the stagnant waters
of indifference and complacency
to proclaim and live
Love’s truth.

© 2015 Dennis Ference



legs will serve a runner well
in faithful transportation
but legs should never be called upon
to guarantee blood’s circulation

the ego may serve a person well
if freed for love and loving favors
but ego is a tragic thing
when strutting as another’s savior

© 2014 Dennis Ference