Rome Rising

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Rome Rising


In the early hours

I saw beyond my walls…



Football, Baseball, the Concert Hall

lined up in stadiums

one and all


shouting, screaming, dancing wild-

each one

for himself,

man, woman, and child


Busy with irreverent hearts

this is where the end does start


I see it now through this darkened haze

each Commandment

and role it plays


keeping mortals

free to see


The One True God

and His Majesty


But Satan has them blinded still

and try as they might

they can’t get their fill-


all do starve


preferring their own

images carved


Turning from the living God

Preferring not the Shepherds Rod


Sowing seeds of fear and hate

he drives them hard,

he knows his fate


They are divided

without and within




denying sin


falling into utter despair

they turn from the One

who truly cares


We Sacrifice to Moloch,

heed the call



from the darkened halls


Give us Barabbas

Give us Saul,


Give us one who’ll

rule us all


then stone him, kill him



Truth, Love and Justice from on high


We gather round in this new Rome

in coliseum within our home


gasping, staring as once before

echoes of the lion’s roar


I see the  long corridor

walk down hall

past the beasts

through the door –


into the pages of history


our place in time-



Here Ye, Here Ye,

The  final call


return to Eden

before the fall…


Football, Baseball, the Concert Hall

line them up, one and all.



©Dawn Paoletta/Enthusiastically, Dawn (12/12/15)


Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

5 thoughts on “Rome Rising

  1. Well what can I say other than beautiful!….been hanging around here past few days and I’m not one bit surprised at what I read for this I see in you!….I’m going to say something now…but pleased don’t be offended in my directness….here goes…..why are you hiding yourself in this blog……your calling is for all to be inspired and and not just a select few! ( God is the world)…..this is not coming from me….it’s time to shine out into the world….how can you not believe in you when God believes in you?…how can you hide what is such a gift, … It’s time to really spread those wings, time to fly my dear..if not you who?…if not now?….when?.. Stop fighting what you know Gods trying to do and just do it… matter what…YOUTUBE, IG, BLOG…..START SELLING THE GOD THAT IS IN YOU TRYING TO WORK THROUGH YOU….STOP fighting it and take that step that your avoiding….this is not from me and you know this….but from me I say listen now and do it now…..girl someone wants you to shine and byjingo if I won’t be that thorn in your side pocking at you till I’m. Told to stop!..


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