Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

The Knives of Man

You are the Way, My Lord.
You are the Way, My Lord.
I fall to my ceramic knees
and I surrender all I am unto you.
Shepherd, shield me from
manipulating knives of man.
I shall rise into pillows of clouds
and allow your misty spirit to
embrace my chamber of light.
Keep me resonated, my Holy King.
Nourish my melodic soul with your
hallow touch, and guide my icy
spirit into the Pearly Gates.
I shall be mindful of your laws,
and stand tall against the thunder
that wishes to break the back of
your congregated body.
For now I am the straw that shall
not bend to the wicked ways of man.
I shall remain firm, with you acting
as my foundation from which I shall
stand strong and tall amongst these
vicious flames.
Font size:

Submitted on May 02, 2011

40 sec read

Kiki Stamatiou Claim this poet

Kiki Stamatiou hails from Kalamazoo, MI. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a BA degree in writing. Her book Dominica's Inferno was published under her pen name Joanna Maharis. It is available online thru www.publishamerica.com and www.barnesandnoble.com more…

All Kiki Stamatiou poems | Kiki Stamatiou Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Kiki Stamatiou poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "The Knives of Man" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/87030/the-knives-of-man>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    "My candle burns at both ends; It will not last the night."
    • A. Wilfred Owen
    • B. Lord Byron
    • C. Sylvia Plath
    • D. Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets