A Poem by JohnCreekmore


Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: April 15, 2018 at 05:08 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 35 views

Doing, Having, Being  

By doing and having
Are we judged,

Not by being.

Yet without the last,
The first two could not
Exist.

Thus is it that we spill
Our blood for wealth
And fame,

Only to pitch our tents
In bitterness as the night
Approaches,

Because gold has ceased
To satisfy and glory to
Gladden the soul.

And yet being remains,
Even then, after all the
Rest has withered,

And neither night nor
Fate can hold it.



© JohnCreekmore - all rights reserved

Author Notes


What we seek, we are.

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Silverblue
April 16, 2018
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Overall this is an excellent poem. Very thought provoking and I think when you say, what we seek, we are in your author notes - there's a lot of truth to that. It links in very nicely to the poem, and as always, I enjoyed your piece. Very good indeed.
applaud



(Author)
Thanks.  I believe that if we could realize who we really are we would have fulfilled our purpose in this life.

 JohnCreekmore replied on April 16, 2018


(Author)
Thanks.  I believe that if we could realize who we really are we would have fulfilled our purpose in this life.

 JohnCreekmore replied on April 16, 2018




kitty
April 16, 2018
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'to be or not to be...'
that is the question.... yet mankind eeks out an 'existence' if there is not a purpse to live for.
Tell me not in mournful numbers, life is just an empty dream. Love gives one a purpse.
applaudapplaudapplaud



(Author)
Thanks, Kitty.  I believe True Being is Love.

 JohnCreekmore replied on April 16, 2018


Couldn't agree more!


 kitty replied on April 17, 2018




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