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Terrestrial Truth -

Do men immortal know
whence went the crow,
on it's jubilant journey to bestow
the rod,the wreath, and mistletoe,

for below,
in the shadow of the pyramid
I crossed the river of Life,
my God as thy wife
my fear as my strife,

for I saw in the sun,
that Life itself is pitiless perfection -

J.A.B.

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  1. Date: 9/8/2013 8:11:00 PM

    I agree and believe in your colorful conclusion more and more everyday. You wrap everything up with so little words. This is both philosophy and truth fused together as one. Sometimes we forget to be thankful for such a big thing -Life! It deserves to be capitalized. I like how you use this to enhance the word. Very effective in poetry. Gosh Justin, I have to say you've got to be my favorite poet so far. And not just for this site. Lovely, powerful words. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 9/10/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laura for understanding my strange wisdom - your praise warms me - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 8/21/2012 10:23:00 PM

    Brilliant. That is all. ^^ Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/23/2012 4:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    only as brilliant as the people who can understand the voyage Laura -thank you my friend - J.A.B. ^^^
  1. Date: 8/10/2012 9:34:00 PM

    The test ..to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't. "I crossed the river of Life, my God as thy wife my fear as my strife" The wisdom... of a learned one

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 8/23/2012 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Life and Providence has been patient with me Anne, and perhaps I have risen to the challenge successfully, to date - I am humbled by your statement - I cound't agree more, and I am alive and ecstatic! J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/28/2012 1:27:00 PM

    This is pure poetic artistry, my friend. Exceptional imagery, rhyming and content. 'Terrestrial Truth,' (excellent title!) '...jubilant journey'and '...pitiless perfection' are cool alliterative phrases. BRAVO Justin!! Best wishes, Keith

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/30/2012 6:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I get excited about alliteration too Keith; cadence assists poetry to transform into music - I thank you very much for caring Keith - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 8:03:00 PM

    Justin, wow... what a covenant sprung from the sun... this is a wonderful epic poem, of truth.. thank you for sharing...pd

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/26/2012 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I know not the words to the Covenant PD.,however,my heart bursts with purpose - thank you for helping me to see PD. J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 6:01:00 PM

    that is one GREAT line: Life as pitiless perfection. I really like that!! The title using the word Terrestrial is awesome too. I don't see that word bandied about very often!

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/26/2012 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm trying to remember Andrea,trying so hard - you are great in soul & quill - thanks - J.A.B
  1. Date: 7/24/2012 12:13:00 PM

    Well written Justin, strong and beautiful - good rhyme. - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/26/2012 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your acknowledgement makes me more happy Anne - sometimes thats all Life needs to be - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 6:18:00 PM

    interesting read,,,,, I like it ,,,,, blessings to ya ;}

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/23/2012 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It is very important to me that we can share our visions,our growth together Debbie -thanks for your time - anticipating fine work from you - J.A.B.
  1. Date: 7/23/2012 7:14:00 AM

    Powerful imagery with metaphor happening here, Justin..."the rod, the wreath, and mistletoe". Symbols (oh I know you love them:)...God, death, love and salvation? A journey where one may find its true meaning. Best wishes! Mikki

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 7/23/2012 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    So very gratifying that a long time veteran of the craft finds enduring value in my work;in many ways we write for each other- Mikki, you are on the right path -thanks so much for the erudite analysis-J.A.B. %