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Man's efforts to achieve greatness in the eyes of other men
Man, Oh foolish man,
You've enthroned yourselves
Within the citadels of higher education.
You've filled your minds with lofty ideas,
reached for pinnacles of thought
to raise yourselves above the masses.
You've applauded your intellect
as you cover yourselves with the awards
handed out by other men.
Secure, you think,
within hallowed walls
built of brick and stone.
You compete with each other
in grave pursuit of some new idea
or astonishing concept.
You spend your life arranging words
that please your counterparts,
to bask in the applause of other men.
You seem unaware,
in your conclaves of human endeavor,
of your own mortality, your vulnerability.
You think yourself invincible,
barricaded behind your PHDS,
your doctorate degrees,
your momentary glory.
While all the time, God looks down
upon His creation and Wisdom calls
in urgent tones for someone to listen,
as the edifices once strong and secure,
crumple to the ground
and the lofty words of proud men
disappear into dust.
Nothing remains of their kingdoms,
their thoughts and ideas
as from the regions of eternity,
THE WORD appears.
The impact of their folly
in pursuing other gods
sends all men, small or great
to their knees in abject worship
of His deity.
For God laughs at man's attempts at greatness
as He thunders forth His final words:
"Depart from me, you foolish ones.
I never knew you.
You never knew me."
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|A real putdown of the ivory tower. On the other hand, another poem proselytizing for Christianity, as though it was the only way to be ethical.
|Reviewed by jude forese
|though not quite a poem, as far as from goes, quite well written inspiration ...|
|Reviewed by Kathy Parenteau
|Wonderful words of wisdom here!
|Reviewed by audrine max
|so true and very well written, such a masterpiece.|
P J Lewis