SELF-DEFEATING TRICKSTER

 

Novel stimuli entice the eyes

Constant confines within newness

Useless anticipating for soul to rise

For it is starving only for love and trueness.

 

Undeviating itch not to miss a chance

For the would-be monetary takings

It is the self-promoter's hungry glance

It is the castle in the sand in the makings.

 

Avoider of silence, inapt to stay put

Earnest seeker of renown and recognition

The seed of desolation taking its roots

A slave of unpromising fruition...

 

Unattracted to Invisible Reality

Allured by self-worship and gain

Trapped in self-import and "originality"

Impervious, by degrees, to others' pain...

 

Impressed by undertakings of figures vain

Craftiness, sneakiness color the game,

Intruder, offender with no dose of shame

Touchy, thorny about its fictitious reign.

 

Reckless purveyor of lies...

Permitter of uncontrolled craze to rise

Unwilling to grow free, and untie

The leash from the Father of Lies...

 

Can swimming with streams of lie

Harvest fruit... bring on high spirits?

When immersed in tides of lie

Can soul ever rise and fly?

 

And, innermost workings be known

By envious and tainted eye?

The lips that wontedly lie?

 

Alas! Abolish the lie...

With Truth comply...

Not by envy, greed

And presumption dry...

Reform... not die..

 

Dream and dream

Of the royal crown

Sacrifice Supreme...

The lilies white...

In your sight...

Search for Paradise

Seek the royal crown

At His Feet be renown...

 

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Dr. Nate Judson on January 31, 2013 at 5:27 PM said:

Dear Dr. Kardas. As always, right on target. The last stanza is truly the meaning of our lives, a masterful poem, indeed! The Judsons

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VerbumDomini on June 2, 2012 at 9:43 AM said:

Blinded By Their Own Ego!

Captivated by your description of characters we deal with every day. They are so blinded by greed, lust, money... that they see nothing else, including their own demise & doom. I've lived long enough to see many a person destroyed by their own wrong doings & choices. Not to say that I think I'm perfect (far from it!!!), but I try to take a step back very often & examine my choices in life to see if I really am "practicing what I preach" to my children.

A superbly stated ending... a "heavenly" solution.
Enjoyed reading all your new posts.

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