Helix – A Poem

Throughout the inseparable eons of generations

Where kinfolk forebearers coined counting songs;

Their kilometre – the time it takes to sing a song.

When circumference, measures of hand breadths

Built arks and walls, plumbing accuracy’s depths.

Where a handful of sand released upon the wind;

Reveals direction; the land guiding us by its hand.

Were terrestrial ancestors, legends who now sleep,

Their resilience revived in tradition songs to keep,

Shut the mouths of eager lions; surviving: disease

Famines, droughts, wars and attempted genocides.

On their way, adversity’s coiled dragons they slay,

So that we survive thriving in their stalwart RNA;

Standing atop the shouldered Helix of their DNA.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

17 thoughts on “Helix – A Poem

  1. Eons,
    kinfolk
    And songs
    Artisans
    And settlements

    The winds
    Of time
    Standing
    On the shoulders

    Of giants
    Waging
    And winning
    Battles

    Resilient
    Legends
    The miracle
    And the wonder

    Of their
    Powerful
    Entanglement

    Beauty of words
    Set in a breathtaking
    Painting

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