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Briskly flowing river

Meeting stagnant lake

                                       And the innocence of herbs!

River running smoothly

Turbulent at feud

With turbid lake

                                      Living can be a pathway...

What is - at long last - at stake?


The lake's sonancy -

Idle gab of frogs

Overfed, pampered,

The algae inertia, buoyancy

Ceaselessly hampered

By futile tadpoles' busyness

Speedily endangered

By iminent, snapping jaws

Of untamed reptiles

Barbarous crocodiles...

And, vicious rapacity

Of bloodsucking leeches!


The landlocked water's

Odor and sonancy

The putrid stench!

Poisonous stagnancy

The deadly embrace

Of inured slaves

Of slaughterous bacteria...

Rootless euphoria

Of cold-blooded


The hungry sound-making

Blood inebriated alligators

Bloodsucking terminators...

Their endless

Unruliness, beastliness...


At long last...

The Beast's ovation...


Life can be a pathway

To dual death...


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Michael on January 18, 2016 at 6:04 PM said:

I could hear the water and smell the journey into the rivers mouth. Even though the trees seemed tall they must have been river birches because of how the sunlight came through. Thank you and God bless
Dorothy Kardas on September 15, 2014 at 2:18 PM said:

Dear Sunny,
Thank you for stopping by & kindly commenting. May we be always faithful to Christ - never failing to respond to His all-healing Grace... Love - DK
Sunny on September 6, 2014 at 10:52 AM said:

LOVE it all! I just started to enjoy your site, there's noting like this anywhere!
Dorothy Kardas on May 9, 2013 at 6:11 PM said:

Dear Joon,
Your kind and sympathetic message as well as benevolent and well-wishing attitude are eternally appreciated...
May we find most pleasing ways of glorifying God for the immensity of His Love. Wishing you and your loved ones inestimable treasures of God's Grace... Dorothy
Joon Shici on May 3, 2013 at 9:24 AM said:

Superior quality and style of prose and poetry. You are only one who entices me to read and learn a lot. I love the mixture of quite unique style to get point across very clesrly. Must read more, thank you Dr. Kardas for this work.
JS asks God to send His blessings upon you and all your family.
Dorothy Kardas on January 27, 2013 at 6:26 PM said:

Dear Bill,

Thank you for being an efficacious encourager in intensifying the efforts to comfort the Author of all that is good...

May God grant you His superabundant Grace and His Peace...
In union with Christ's love... Dorothy
Bill Weldon on January 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM said:

Your entire site is a fine example of innovative writing excelllence - imbued by a maverick in the genres of poetics and prose. Your work is pure genius. God bless you!
Jim Sweeney & the clan! on January 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM said:

Dr. Kardas, This is another fabulous masterpiece! We have re-read it a few times, having a good laugh & understandable sadness. A clever contraposing of the briskly flowing river & the stagnant lake... and the "innocence of herbs!" Lots of great surprises here! The use of metaphoric words & phrases is brilliant! By God's grace, you are a gifted & skillful satirist!
Too many people walking among us who are spiritually dead, yet they only fear the physical death. Death can be an entrance to life or to double death - body & soul. Scary material but must be drilled into everyone's brain! Thanks again & God bless!

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