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To My Neighbor


I lift you higher,
lift you out
of your body cells
stuffed with anxiety
of your past -
an evil load that smells.

I'll fill each cell
with love and joy
that makes the
angels dance.
You'll glide through earthly
filth and stench -
a spiritual trance.

From your youth filled eyes,
your hands
and feet,
a holy peace shall flow,
so you and I
be filled with grace -
let us be still
and know.

William Hermanns
[P527]

Seelentränen


Seelentränen sind Gedichte,
rot mit Herzblut aufgeschrieben,
tiefem Menschenleid zum Ruhm,

Lies sie still in reinem Lichte,
unbeschattet,
frei von Trieben:
Du betrittst ein Heiligtum.


Wilhelm Hermanns
[G001]




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P336

                 A Different Class

I am better than you, and I shall slay
your challenge with my mental fist.
Dull creature, don't stand in my way!

There are lords and servants in this world.
My consciousness knows who I am.
In youth, already. I unfurled

my beingness and what is due
to me. Born in a different class,
I've pride and principle. Have you?

You're born a wheel in the machine
my forebears' genius visualized,
while yours craved drink and the latrine.

It wasn't I who made you low.
God gives each man the place he fits.
Dare you to kick and overthrow?

The Good Book promises rewards
to faithful servants who obey
and speak with reverence of their lords.

'Twas Providence that placed me here.
I am your pillar and your purse
and fill your day with hope and cheer.

In your next life you will be up,
when you accept your station now
and do not grab my silver cup.


I go to church, why don't you go?
I built the church so you can pray.
God's handiwork conveys his law.
Your next life is one glorious day

                                William Hermanns    [P336]

Note:  P336. A Different Class; 1980's

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