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(23)A Brick Inside The Temple
by Douglas W Bentley
Monday, June 25, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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A Brick Inside the Temple


My body was formed from the clay of this planet Earth

I have no mother

My Father granted my birth

With His breath – I breathe

I am not a tree without fruit nor leaves

I am part of the blossom and all it’s beauty

You believe what you want to believe

Comes the end – ALL will see.


My eyes were not colored by the sea

No earthly fathers have I

My mother gave painful -- resentful birth

Has blamed me ever since

I give no pretense




I am in the leaf

I am part of the worm

I feed the birds

The hawk hunts me

I am nothing more than your arm charmed trophy.


I will bow down before Thee

Yes --  all Three

When asked – I will be able to explain

Why I like to go running – through the rain

What I learned - from all the pain.


Let the clouds come

Come quickly

May You find me

Patiently waiting

Plowing the Garden

From whence I came

Now You send.




With bountiful seed

In my pocket

Around your neck

A silver locket

With pictures inside kept

Captured when we met

Oh . . . . . . . .  how can I ever forget.


I’ll try to keep this simple.

I am a brick that adorns

The inside of the Temple.


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Reviewed by Keith Rowley 8/2/2012
Insightful, elegant and poignant. It reads well.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 6/26/2012
Indeed! And in that temple the bricks are made of gold so pure its transparent. These multi-faceted insights are burgeoning, Doug, and are as a refreshing breeze across a sweat-beaded brow. peace and continued inspiration ... rlc
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/26/2012
I am in awe..masterful Doug, my favorite of yours!

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