Valley of Bones


In the middle of the valley the Spirit led me
There I saw bones scattered helplessly
Back and forth I was guided quietly along
To view the dryness that wielded so strong

On the floor of the valley great many bones
More than the eyes could see or condone
So still, so eerie, they greeted the earth
No living, no life, no reason, no worth

‘Son of Adam’ His voice sanctioned a powerful tone
‘Speak and prophesy to the multiples of bone
Herald to them and cause them to know
Breath and life will proceed this dry blow’

‘Speak, son of Adam, to the bones and reveal
Tendons, flesh and skin their garment to feel
Breath and life I will return freely to them
From this promise hope shall surely stem’

I spoke to the dry bones the words of life
I heard rattling movements absent of strife
Suddenly the bones once dead began to form
I witnessed tendons, skin and flesh now born

Yet the breath of life yet to be released
From the four winds of the earth it was pieced
‘Breathe into the slain that they may live’
Then a vast army of bones stood with life to give

‘Bones be assured that you are no longer dead
Life and hope are yours instead
Your graves are open the path is clear
Go forth in assertion your promise now here’

Salwa Samra © 2008

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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2 Responses to Valley of Bones

  1. Violet says:

    Very well written!! I very much liked this one

  2. salwasamra says:

    Thanks heaps, special Violet 🙂

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