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The Folly of Man

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The Folly of Man

The Folly of Man

Into that great abyss we speak fortunes, wants and frustrations
Seeking that witch can only give us solace to that that never bothers.
A million prayers go out into the night with fear and supplications
Only one eye open, and that half seeing the plan that is our fathers.

We glean the fields of a present day pasture seeing naught but the road ahead
Never looking sideways, to that wich could be. Or back to what has passed
It is the Folly of Man that keeps us building this world from the blood of the dead
Where brick, tile and steel, are forever the molds from witch our children are cast

We need to move forward to a simpler time where things are not complex
When profit does not reign as the bottom line and the dollar is not our savior
To strive for a life where we live freely, without regard to color or sex
When hungry children can catch the breath and hate isn’t normal behavior 

When a gift is again just a gift, and no longer requires an equal requital,
And a compliment given to another isn’t for a personal gain.
When justice is sought and given, and no guilty takes home and acquittal 
And the innocent can live their lives without feeling unwarranted pain

So look to the instructions that he left us, that those, his chosen have penned,
And wander not where you road will lead you, or what your destiny really is
This world we know is fleeting and into eternity we must all ascend
For never has there been a more apparent truth, that all of this is really His.

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  1. Date: 5/15/2011 1:44:00 AM
    A thought-provoking write. Most of us hope and wish for a better future. At the present time, money makes the world go round and corporate greed is the most powerful currency on the planet. A good write.

  1. Date: 11/13/2010 5:38:00 AM
    Amazing message within your lines of poetry Ryland.. very expressive to impress the reader to ponder the situation luv... truths is very evident every day that passes.. HIS time is coming again..luv.. and all should be preparing .. if they read THE BOOK.. they will know as u have given the option in your last line ... more apparent ... is really HIS...luv.. nice piece...

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 10:33:00 AM
    It is nice to see new inflow of members in PoetrySoup. Read your well written poem and enjoyed it. Keep writing. -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/3/2010 12:59:00 PM
    just looking through and glad i came across this, all things come to pass, not all are as we would desire, neither the evil man/womans, nor the man whose desire is for the good, yet all is in the lords time and keeping.best wishes ryland.

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 9:58:00 AM
    As the week ends I find myself reading and enjoying the many diverse poems here at PoetrySoup today. I am glad to see your poetry among these Ryland. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 4:25:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your wonderful write today....in the second stanza did you mean witch or which? you summed it up well.

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 2:55:00 AM
    Excellent write with an excellent ending. Where should we build are treasures.