A Poem by JohnCreekmore


Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: May 19, 2017 at 05:13 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.25 Stars by 2 users with 2 comments and 59 views

The Incomprehensible  

Wars and rumors of wars,

Tribulations and trials by
Fire;

By such is the world without
Afflicted,

In such do its children pass
Their days.

Still, I will not curse this place
Before I leave it,

For my eyes have but a part
Of it seen,

And I am here by some intent,
My own or something greater's,

And I will not condemn what I
Cannot comprehend.


© JohnCreekmore - all rights reserved

Author Notes


For now we see through a glass, darkly.

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SketerMichaels
May 20, 2017
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For the most part
I would say you were dead on. We really don't see the complete picture and know the reasons or what the final result will be. It kind of reminds me of the line from the old church hymn "farther along we'll no all about it" yet I can't believe we should just accept whatever misery gets passed off to us (I don't think that's what you're saying) and suffering isn't our purpose, just part of the process. I have a little question about the last verse. Nothing is more incomprehensible than some of the actions humans take. However, I would condemn those very actions for the evil they are. In its context it
seems perhaps the point of the last verse is to say there is a higher unseen purpose that is not to be condemned.
applaudapplaudapplaud



(Author)
Thanks, Sketer.  You have grasped the essence of the poem. I did not mean to suggest that we should meekly accept bad conditions, only that we cannot let them sway our judgment about life.

 JohnCreekmore replied on May 20, 2017




frozenqueen
May 19, 2017
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took me all the way
I enjoyed reading this one, it took me all the way, you have a gift, keep it up
applaudapplaudapplaud



(Author)
I have never been told by anyone that a poem of mine took them all the way.  I will bask in this compliment.  Thank you.

 JohnCreekmore replied on May 19, 2017


lol you're welcome

 frozenqueen replied on May 20, 2017




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