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Doth if not

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Doth if not

Doth if not thrill thee, Poet,
Dead and dust through thy art
to feel how I press thy singing
Close to my heart

Doth if not see thee, Beauty,
Life and youth thy presence tell
to feel your gracefullness
and your radiance hail

Doth if not feel thee, Proud,
Bloody and tired after fought
I feel your anger as you rage
violent pacing within a cage

Doth if not loath thee, Time,
That span in which we do wait
I fear that I may not master thee 
but only learn your unstopableness

Doth if not envy thee, Love,
The subject of all stories
the main ingredient in any glory
a painful woe and often worry

Doth if not doubt thee, God,
Who speaketh all into being
from atoms to the universe
principlaities and powers, who rules?

Doth if not worry thee, Man,
from day to day trying to understand
his heart with his mind, two seperate things
God's way of compromise

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  1. Date: 1/17/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Like the thoughts penned on this poem John. Sorry I am behind in my reading and will try and catch up slowly. love phyl

  1. Date: 12/3/2011 3:05:00 PM
    well, this one came out of left field, what a gem of a write! what's with the archaic language? usually I don't like that but, oddly, here it works, absolutely it works:-) I would say this is perfection (but I'll still rap you over the knuckles for bad spelling haha)

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 12/3/2011 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    there is a lot you don't know about me.
  1. Date: 11/17/2011 7:17:00 PM
    What a great vision John, you capture it all in true Shakespherian style.

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 9:08:00 PM
    i doth not know...lol... i love it John... I can actually hear you resiting this poem,,Enjoyed stopping by tonight, have yourself a lovely night ;-) ,..p.d.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 11/17/2011 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    my own improvisation in a shakespereian play.
  1. Date: 11/13/2011 4:02:00 PM
    I'm not sure about that title phrase but the message of this is very lovely, john. It shows a great deal of reflection on God and humanity!

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 7:30:00 AM
    Good one with a great way of using the introductory poem..Reads like a winner..Enjoyed reading this morn..The story is told that Zackeus came down the sycamore tree so fast that it knocked the bark off and that is the reason the tree's bark peels..Sara....Soup mail..

  1. Date: 11/13/2011 6:30:00 AM
    Written like the true masters.

    Loving III Avatar John Loving III
    Date: 11/17/2011 6:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am a true master.