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A voice crying out in the wilderness

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A voice crying out in the wilderness

Hard edged (unreality) you face away from my immediacy (candour eschewing) inimically you parody, offering as nice the complexity of ''vice''exploiting even nature 

(as voyeur and narrator) your intention anethema to the nations, 
as you   coerce ''your creation'' encouraging over consumption, 

with a hard nosed gumption, yet my God who is greater 
is no longer willing to be a waiter!sickle in hand he is walking his land, 


with the sun as his shadow is this (One)
to be Hallowed..!

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  1. Date: 8/18/2012 11:00:00 AM
    Cryptic yet convincing my friend - delightful use of English! Excellent psychology in your metaphors as well - This three way conflict is enthralling - " as voyeur and narrator..." " with the sun as His shadow..." the things Van Gogh could do with these descriptions - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 10/11/2011 7:38:00 AM
    We as a people remain the same, hard hearted, hard nosed and constantly defying our God.... from the days of John The Baptist crying out in the wilderness until the present day. Have Mercy on us oh my God.

  1. Date: 9/27/2011 10:29:00 AM
    an enlightening piece of exotic word play.

  1. Date: 8/26/2011 9:54:00 PM
    Stopping by to say hi, Joe. Hope you have a great weekend.

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 5:57:00 PM
    An excellent piece here Joe and I can't agree more. Da pah-tay is ovah. and Here come da judge. Great job. Loved it. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 12:27:00 PM
    u have a lot of faith in God ! I feel this is a nice trait....the lines 'God who is greater is no longer willing to be a waiter!sickle in hand he is walking his land' , stood out for me...i got it..brilliant write

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 1:31:00 PM
    A deep write, with powerful imagery. Interesting layout, too.

  1. Date: 6/27/2011 5:15:00 PM
    so powerful I do think the double spaces are weakening it...really liked the use of (asides) a 7 Thanks for stopping by. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 3:07:00 PM
    most powerful piece Joe .. the wages of sin is death as we know so well..luv.. and u have expressed emphatically .. very thought provoking my friend luv..

  1. Date: 6/15/2011 1:12:00 PM
    Dear Joe, you are always so kind in leaving comments. Thank you. The MRI is tomorrow and I should have the report on it by Monday or Tuesday at the latest. Praying no surgery will be recommended. Anything else I'd try, but no spinal surgery. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/14/2011 4:10:00 AM
    "offering as nice the complexity of vice" great way to put that, Joe. many good lines in this one. Gotta lay em down in many different ways... eventually maybe humanity will hear? Nice work on this one

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 3:24:00 AM
    Great one..Soon and very soon..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for the kind review of my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 3:38:00 AM
    An awesome message Joe, I love the line "yet my God who is greater is no longer willing to be a waiter!" Just love your title too :) enjoy your weekend!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 11:22:00 PM
    Love that part, "my God who is greater is no longer willing to be a waiter!" A cool way to get a message across here!

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 6:43:00 PM
    Wonderful use of words, gifted poet, I am so impressed, deep and pondering is this poem, well done ~~

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 4:05:00 AM
    Yikes! Locking heads with an issue, in your own special way, Joe! "The Wilderness" cries out but not all will take the time to hear its voice. Clear-ups, clean ups...fingers in the dike, while their idle hands pull. Weak resolutions are not strong solutions. Scarey, huh? Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/7/2011 6:55:00 PM
    a great piece of work. thank you for commenting on spending time

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 12:19:00 PM
    We have abused the Earth's bounty for so long, Joe. God has been merciful, but the Grim Reaper will make us pay. Awesome poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 4:24:00 PM
    Deep stuffin of the turkey Joe, encapsulates our times n throes, certainty of one that knows, and misery prevails. good on ya mate, Don

  1. Date: 6/5/2011 1:52:00 PM
    Very good Poetry Joe... always a pleasure to read your work...Michael