by E T Waldron
Monday, April 10, 2006
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Archeology,architecture building brown brick archway the history of Abraham Ibrahim in bible ziggurat, type door historical in Iraq,persia, southwest,asia, jewish, dwellings.
Honoring What many call Holy Week
Let me mystify you my friends
About a tale that never ends
You should give special heed
For you are part of this seed
On this planet we call earth
We arrive by way of birth
Though some like to mourn
For ever having been born
There's a long line of heredity
Going back throughout history
Believers in creation know Adam
Was the first man in Creator's plan
The worlds oldest record keepers
Believe Abraham was our forefather
Which means that we are all related
By all historical accounts as illustrated
Though many would like to deny it
Which is why war reigns on our planet
Jews call him their father Abraham
Muslims call him their father Ibrahim
Each nation believing they are exempt
War on each other with vile contempt
The rest of all other global nations
Take sides according to their relations
Most all religions the entire world over
Split factions, cults, whatever their cover
Still have in their doctrine somewhere
Ties to Abraham and the adamic nature
Though some have changed his name
To one that matches their countries fame
No matter where you go in the universe
Creator's plan is still being rehearsed
As religious theologians,and scholars put it:"It is thus agreed that "the religion of Abraham" (millat-a-Ibrahim) was indeed the true one and that he foreshadowed a greater revelation of it yet to come. But which one was it? We all agree in principle that he was a man of true faith, but which faith did he represent, Judaism, Christianity or Islam?"
There my friends is the juggernaut ! One by which all other nations hang...
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|Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury
|Reviewed by Janet Parker
|This poem is evidence of your brilliance. I don't know much except that Ishmael, who came from disobedience populated the lands that have been in chaos for years. And I know what I believe. Wonderful poem, Eileen.|
|Reviewed by David Young
|Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
|This poem has four strophes in free epic form. Thirty-two lines through which I respond on:
12 – NOBODY CAN PROVE IT, SO IT AS GOOD AS A THREE DOLLAR BILL
14 – THEY CAN’T PROVE IT.
18 – WAR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE.
19 – I WOULDN’T CALL “father” A CONSPIRATOR THAT ALLOWED HIS JEALOUS WIFE TO SET A POGROM AGAINST MY SENIOR BROTHER
20 – THEY DO THAT BECAUSE THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND THEIR OWN REALITY
24 – EARNINGS AND IMMORALITY.
28 – IT PROVES THAT THEY AREN’T BUT LURE OF THE STATE TO KEEP SERFS THINKING THEY HAVE FREEDOM THROUGH THEIR DEMONcracy .
Allow me, please to write through Your footnote:
As religious theologians,and scholars put it: "It is thus agreed AGREED BY AND UNDER WHOSE AUTHORITY? that "the religion of Abraham" (millat-a-Ibrahim) was indeed the true one and that he foreshadowed a greater revelation of it yet to come. IF ONE ACCEPTS CONSPIRACY, POGROM AGAINST MANKIND A GREAT REVELATION... But which one was it? We all agree in principle that he was a man of true faith, but which faith did he represent, Judaism, Christianity or Islam?" THE RELIGION OF ABRAHAM, OR THE RELIGION OF ANY MAN IS HIS CHOSEN BUSINESS. Abraham DIDN’T REPRESENT ANY RELIGION. BEFORE THE EXISTENCE OF THE OTHER TWO, Abraham IS SAID TO HAVE SET THE GUIDE LINES OF WHAT BECAME JUDAISM.
This composition has presented the hierological tale and the mythological patriarchate of the Palestinians in a magnificent historical table, where Phoebus is pleased to share a poetic banquet in the company of Minerva.
Thank You, Poet for posting "Abraham/Ibrahim".
Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
|Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
|This is outstanding work, Eileen!
Birgit and Roger
|Reviewed by Dale Clark
|The saddest thing is the fighting that goes
on surrounding these mysteries. Excellent piece!
|Reviewed by William Bonilla
|Well penned Eileen
I think war and religion
has gone hand in hand
since the dawn of mankind
anything else, are just mere excuses,
but in the now, it's "oil", black gold
Love & Peace
|Reviewed by Tina Clark
Wonderful read here! I applaud your history and your words and verse! It is so true but I believe all is as it is suppose to be. After Adam and Eve we all sort of went astray to some degree or another. In time, (when Christ returns) we will once again become one. Peace will once again reign! I look forward to that day.
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|As a student of human history, it has always amazed me that most wars waged by mankind have been sparked by these major religions - which all spring from the same source, and which all profess belief in the same God. I often truly wonder what God thinks of mankind's utter foolishness.|
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Wow thought provoking piece...well done!!
|Reviewed by Shoma Mittra
|Fabulous Poetry and extremely relevant today. You are absolutely right about Abraham and Ibrahim - Judaism, Christianity or Islam - they all had the same roots. And I suppose Eileen, unknowingly you tied up Hinduism too with your line, " There my friends is the juggernaut ! "
Juggernaut as you say is actually Jagganath - one of the many forms of Vishnu, the creator in Hinduism. The Temple of Jagganath is at Puri in Orissa, India. Perhaps a write is in the offing about why we use the phrase 'jaggernaut' .
|Reviewed by Sherry Heim
|To answer Jude's question, YES! If not us, who? Our lesson is that we have been entrusted with this planet and it is up to us to decide our fate. There is no secret trap door through which we can escape, all here must face reality and decide peace or war, love or hate, protect our planet or destroy it. This is real life, not just a dress rehearsal and there is nobody waiting to bail us out of our own disfunctional existance. This is a wonderful and informative poem, Eileen, I enjoyed the lesson.
|Reviewed by Susan Sonnen
|this is one of those wonderful pieces that really makes the reader think!
|Reviewed by jude forese
|the way things are going it seems to me that plan is there isn't a plan ... unless order is chaos ... is the revelation that we have to learn to become civilized by ourselves?|
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
A thought provoking, excellent write; Abraham/Ibraham was a favored one of God, the father of all nations. Too bad we've split and divided the Church until we're so confused, we don't know which is the "correct" one (for lack of a better word). Well done!
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Karen and I will keep you updated on Daddy. So far, he's hanging in there...thank God. Thanks for the prayers, keep them coming!
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Wonderful write; very well imaged and presented! BRAVA!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Daddy update: daddy FINALLY out of hospital: he is now in nursing home for therapy/rehab to try to get his sterngth back. His heart/lungs/b.p. improving; otherwise, he would have still been in hospital! God be thanked; will keep you updated as necessary; stay tuned~ Thanks for all your prayers! :)
|Reviewed by Peter Paton
You educate and illuminate us once more in the role of Abraham, Father of all the Nations, from the Land of the Chaldeans, he who was the favourite and chosen of Yahweh...
It all comes down to belief, and whose version of the truth, has the ring of truth about it !
I am always the better for having visited your wonderful and receptive Den !
|Reviewed by Susan de Vegter
|I'm hanging too.I believe in our Creator. My prayers get answered and my shine is radiant with Him dwelling inside of me. You give us all reason to ponder.
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|Yes, Eileen, and I like this very well-written explanation of the problem and as you ponder the question, methinks I have the answer, maybe, why some change the names and other things "To one that matches their countries fame." I maintain that when He scattered the tribes, "according to the narrative in Genesis Chapter 11 of the Bible, the Tower of Babel was a tower built by a united humanity to reach the heavens. To prevent this project from succeeding, God confused their languages so that each spoke a different language. As a result, they could no longer communicate with one another and the work stopped. The builders were then scattered to different parts of Earth. This story is used to explain the existence of many different languages and races." Probsbly wrong, but that's what I think and I'm sticking to it. LOL|