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Pondering the Dichotomy
by E T Waldron

Wednesday, December 21, 2005
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I got lost listening to the Ave Maria

Strange, my thougts not in her realm

They wandered fields of lost souls
Visiting places like Dante's inferno
Pondering  the dichotmy of  images
Seeking answers for the unknown
No balance between haves/have nots
I'm not speaking of monetary wealth
Hopes are ropes of reason thrown
To all humanity no matter their status

Which begs the conjecture of  why
Is justice never done in our society?
I'm feeling my brunt of the blame
For not sharing more spiritual light
We are such a split society we can't
Get a collective message that matters
That is strong enough to bring change
The music ends, and so does my peace
I have some soul searching to do


Note on comments: Sorry folks, but sitting back and allowing  bad things to happen, is not preordained. It is our fault the way we neglect our planet both in resources and abusing them and in not having enough guts to speak enlightenment when we can! We have been exhorted by Creator to seek , peace, love,  kindness, patience self-control, and to keep praying collectively. Would that be asked of us if it weren't necessary? The fact is no one wants to do it...We would rather God wave His miraculous wand and do it for us!


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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 12/21/2005
Hopes are ropes of reason thrown

My goodness I could write a book in response, Eileen. I'm with you 110% on our culpability to some extent and certainly our responsibility to "be the change we wish to see." And I know from personal experience when I many times could have done or said something but kept my mouth shut for the sake of society's "peace" or 'cause I didn't figure my own ropes could do much but hang myself again (i.e. been burned, why bother, etc.). I have wanted to take some time to myself to pray about and consider similar issues for awhile. Have been putting it off, but your poem really reached down and grabbed my heart on this. After Christmas, when I'll have a day or two of semi-peace, I'm going to do it and just see what comes. Thanks so much for the way you write from your heart and say what's on your mind, Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese 12/21/2005
by consciously participating in restructuring the collective consciousness with positve energy and design, we can influence the soul of our planet ... some see destruction, i see the clarity of change ... we will move on ...

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/21/2005
These are very powerful soul searching questions, Eileen, and I agree with you that it's our fault. But I often also think that mankind might be inherently doomed. Since the day mankind first arrived on this planet, we can't seem to rise above our global violence, hatred, and bigotry. And we often don't respect ourselves, our neighbors, and most of the life forms on this planet.

Can we, or better yet, will we - ever rise above? I truly wonder.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 12/21/2005
We should each do our bit according to the dictates of our conscience, but I'm afraid Peter spoke the truth: it seems preordained.

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by George Carroll 12/21/2005
Free will can surely test a person as it did God in the Old Testament.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 12/21/2005
Listening to Catholic radio Ave Maria and visiting renaissance poetry of Dante is a viable journey in absorbing and retaining categorical wisdom to enlighten others of like-minded caliber. We all have to find our niche 'religion/spirituality' and "preach" our "rope tricks" with fire-eating, sitting on nail beds, walking on sharp swords collective message "isms." And our wisdom(isms) have to be Hot enough and Sharp enough to command an attentive-want-to-be-here audience to draw in the unenlightened without being judgemental. If you build it, they will come.

Reviewed by Peter Paton 12/21/2005
Agree with the consensus of opinion is not your or my fault the world is in such a is all part of a pre ordained plan for the coming advent of our Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ !
Scripture must be fulfilled cried the Old Testament prophets..and that is what we are seeing today Eileen "
Have Faith in God !
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/21/2005
Oh, Eileen, we all share some culpability in the decline of Rome . . . er . . . Western Civilization. Very few of us can hold our heads up high and walk the moral road concerning this. I fear the taint of civilization might just be permanent. I can't not speak out about certain things, however, even though some would call me a hypocrite because of things I have done, but I just don't care anymore what THEY call me. Your poem really zeroed my thoughts on our dire situation. But, yes Karla, we can and should, blame ourselves.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/21/2005
It's people who have a problem; this has NOTHING to do with you, Eileen! Don't go blaming yourself! You have done all you can, and that is all that matters. God knows your heart, and so do I. All you CAN do is pray for these misguided people. A powerful, poignant read; keep on writing! And keep on keeping your faith!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(

Try to have a very Merry Christmas! And try to have a Happy New Year, too!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/21/2005

Don't blame yourself; all you can do is pray and continue to teach the truth. If people don't listen, it's not your fault. You've done all you can. A poignant, heartfelt plea...which reaches down and squeezes the soul. BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/21/2005
Yip soul searching we all need to do sis!!

Too much hate and bitterness is going around!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
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