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Isn't It?
by A. Keith Barton

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A note about our self importance and mortality.


 

Isn’t it interesting that we spend much of our time
Waiting for triumph or disasters to come our way
While we silently struggle to maintain equanimity
As if to appear calm, cool, and collected from trifles
That upset, demean, hurt, damage, and cut into our souls
Wish that we would have the collective wisdom
To sit still and wait for no reason at all except to wonder
 
Isn’t it coincidental that we wait for the same lights
On the same roadways every working day of our lives
Hoping to steal a precious second of time from our Maker
As if to say to the world that we’re important and infallible
And need not bother ourselves with mundane redundancies
Wish that we were patient and meek enough
To take each breath as a gift from God
 
Isn’t it a universal truth that our self-importance
Blinds us to the needs of others who suffer at our doing
While we go about our business to maintain a sense of normalcy
As if to prove to ourselves that sanity is just around the corner
Oh, what cruel temptations lay for those who do not struggle
Wish that we had the omniscience that our Maker imbues
To know that time is elusive and not meant to control
 
Isn’t it humorous that we spend much of our lives
Doing the same thing and expecting different results
Fooling ourselves into thinking we are the masters
Of our own fate by our own intentions and good will
And need not seek divine guidance from one greater
Wish we were humble enough to face the hard truth
That our existence here is temporal and incomplete
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Reviewed by Regis Schilken 7/28/2013
Wish we were humble enough to face the hard truth
That our existence here is temporal and incomplete

I tend to believe, like you, that our being is incomplete. I am an older man and, in a way, I look forward to my singular journey into the beyond, whatever that may be.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/21/2008
One of my favorites! so much truth and wisdom and food for thought-the third stanza is my favorite
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/21/2008
Well written and inspiring work.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/20/2008
Soothing photograph! Each breath is a gift from God as our physical and spiritual realms are only on loan, until we are finally called back into the fold. Inspiring write...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 5/20/2008
Very insightful write that rings with truth. This is a well-constructed piece that begs the reader to ask him/herself some worthy questions.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/20/2008
We are all important to God. He does not us to worry or be incomplete. He wants us to come to him in prayer and look to him for guidance. This is a good write explaining the circumstances of things affecting our lives and trying to keep us from really knowing who we are and where we are at. Most exclusive and explanatory write.**********



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