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The Enormity of Existence, part 2

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The Enormity of Existence, part 2

The world is so heavy upon us,
we scarcely can know
of the other 
as it impinges 
on this world of flesh and bone,
air and water,
sky and mountain,
man and woman.

Our body is too fine, 
an instrument of unending sensation,
from birth to death.
Our brain is so vast
in imagination
yet so small in comprehension.

We live in fear and longing--
we sin...
sin again.
We pass by our neighbor
with barely a glance,
while we turn on our loved
with blindness, with deafness--
little wonder why we despair.

The great wonder is,
why we are loved--
each of us so difficult,
so repulsive at times--
yet a slight turn of the magnet
and we are bound again.

The most magnificent wonder of all
why He loves us--
blind little bugs 
scurrying about in the dark,
sentient of the mud 
but insensate of the glory
until we are transformed 
by the light
and can see heaven in our hand
and feel the Eternal
in our heart.

Copyright © len carber

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  1. Date: 4/9/2015 3:08:00 PM
    A 7 for the wonderful spiritual write. Blessings Eve

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:11:00 PM
    LEN, this is a nice winning poem in PD's contest. <3 SKAT <3

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Wondrous!!!!! Congratulations

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:32:00 PM
    Len, CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for having patients and enjoying my contest... sorry I took a week in posting the winners. I had much fun in closing my Encouragement / Inspiration contest. many poems helped touch the moment. take care and have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA