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Temporal World
by A. Keith Barton

Sunday, May 04, 2008
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Do not store your treasures on earth.


Pundits analyze the future while discrediting the past
While we common folk muck through life
Like the scarecrow without a brain
Where success is measured by money
And beauty by young and thin
Tis a shame our souls cry within
Achievement supercedes effort
Where growth hormones defy God-given talent
Stars are made, not born again
People shrink from truth and good
To pile up treasures on earth
Tis a shame our souls remain stillbirth
Preachers well intentioned
Promote their books and buildings
Religion continues to define and destroy
People of different races and cultures
In an effort to seek truth and wisdom
Tis a shame our souls remain apart His kingdom
A permanent world is what we seek
Beyond this place with hurt and greed
Deliver us sweet Jesus from this temporal world
Let us grab your gentle, loving hands
And carry us swiftly to what is beautiful and constant
Our souls fly upward to receive your covenant


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Reviewed by Leann Marshall 5/15/2009
I think our souls yearn to transcend our physical world--there is so much beauty here but we are innately restless and seek "higher ground"--this is lovely and true. Thanks for sharing this, Keith.
Leann Marshall
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/5/2008
Well said and that is the truth of it if we want to get where we wish to go. **********
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/4/2008
so much truth here! i enjoyed the wisdom in this very much
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/4/2008
Thought provoking excellence, Keith; well said!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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