Come Be In Peace – A Rondeau Redoublé

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Come be in peace, truth sets us free.
Let go the picture long ago glassed,
the love he gave you, the way he hid me.
Step out of the frame, move beyond the past.

It was or wasn’t, a tangled morass,
a teacher, a lesson, or simply a key,
opened a voice, she sang and sassed
come be in peace, truth sets us free,

Abandon shame over bended knee,
as well as judgments built to last.
Gently release the hold of our clergy.
Let go the pictures long ago glassed.

She called him Dad, while all encompassed
needled distraught, their unknown fees
The good, the bad, the happy, the blue grassed,
the love he gave you, the way he hid me.

True desire squeezed teen-aged acne.
Scars of choice serving as ballasts,
the Tao of everything unfolding perfectly.
Step out of the frame, move beyond the past.

What’s done is done, surrendered in equity,
the burden is eased, the cross surpassed.
This awakening spell, employed quite ably,
the sun and the stars, now ours en masse.
Come be in peace.

© Lori Fleming, 2014

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11 thoughts on “Come Be In Peace – A Rondeau Redoublé

  1. brian miller

    truth does set us free…it does have its consequences when we are willing to speak it though…shame, perhaps, and sometimes judgement…this has some rather scary undertones…abuse maybe…with the dad…i used to do counseling with abused kids…ugh…it was hard but there was a releasing when they did talk it out…

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  2. claudia

    it’s cool when we manage to step out of the frame and move on – beyond the past and in spite of the past – there’s healing beyond that frame – and freedom

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  3. charleenm

    I enjoyed the rhythm in your poem, and the repetition of “come be in peace.” It gives the poem a comforting quality.

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  4. freyathewriter

    Moving on brings such release, but can be so painful at times. Especially if it does involve airing thoughts, feelings, hurts which you fear or know will not be accepted. This poem had such a musical quality, which helped reinforce the theme of moving forwards, and on.

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