Author Billy Charles Root: Salvation’s Helmet

Salvation’s helmet protect my thoughts

remind me that I have been bought

I have been paid for

no longer have to be sins whore

no more

No longer my pimp

With its crooked grin

and a limp

No longer my John

Strolling along

Looking for a “good time”

No longer my crime

Get your hands off

Don’t touch me

I said stop

Suicidal tendencies

No longer having the best of me

Touching my mind

In its private part’s

Rape from the start

Of my thoughts and heart

My soul

No deep dark hole

I take back control

And give it away

It’s a new day

I will not stray

I’ve been bought

Sins trap


No bite from the Fowler snag

You can keep your loot bag

Be gone from my sight

I fight




I take flight

On eagles wings

Soaring with angelic beings

HaHa to death’s sting

In your face

Now I laugh

But I will not turn my back

Armored front

Double sharp sword

Not blunt

And yet I


Won’t even move

Nor lift a finger

For it is He

Yes He

That stands for me

Without wait

Nor linger

Indeed set free

The truth in me

It is He.

© Billy Charles Root

Excerpt form the book “Divided Lines – A Poet’s Stance”

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Foreword . . .

In a world of ever increasing advances seemingly created to make our lives easier to manage, envisioned to bring us together, to draw us closer, we are still in many instances isolated and at odds and validly apart. Something is missing, there is a snag, a rip, a hole in the spiritual fabric that we all see; yet we continue to fail to address.

 It has been said by self-proclaimed philosophers, theologians, scholars’ and politicians that the abuse of words can be a danger, there are those that believe words are a leading factor in what ills our society. Of this we do not deny in full, there have been abuses, history is but a melody to that fact, yet it is also true that words have the innate capacity to bridge, to heal that which divides.

 Opinions, views, religions, nations, people, even love divides. The focus of this book and the poets here in, is to give breath to a wide range of issues both small and controversial that lie beneath the surface. Things that we are often hesitant to discuss. In saying that, I will offer that the role of a poet is not to persuade or to add more rhetoric to the static we hear. A poet’s responsibility is to shine the light of awareness, to create a platform for dialogue, for healing, to gather up the images in an attempt to understand what we see.

Demitri Tyler, Author

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