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Of Gods and Men

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Of Gods and Men

Men of cloth
Men of faith
Against all evils, lost hopes
Choose the light and will of the gods

They stay
Where all others flea
They reflect upon lost causes
Yet give of heart and sweat to the poor

They are not brave hearts
They are but kind souls
To the last breathe
Weep not for these heroes

The village adores and praises
For kindness transcends religious teachings
To cure and heal is god's gift
And natures way of life eternal

Pascal’s wager in the minds of a few
As old men contemplate
Wildflowers who by the grace of god, receive the sun
So in fate, planted, they stay, they do not run

They are not the last or only
They are but the hope of what can be
They reflect the goodness we all desire
In love of mankind

Des hommes et des dieux, dedicated to the Trappist monks who lived in harmony with the largely Muslim population of Algeria, until seven of them were kidnapped and assassinated in 1996 during the Algerian Civil War.

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  1. Date: 5/2/2014 6:03:00 PM
    1st stanza and 2nd to the last stanza.. wow! great tribute for them....... :), Thanks for the share.. each line is a magnet.. simultaneously building consciousness, compassion and care...... :) , glad you share this with me and all who have read it.. :) , olive eloisa. :)

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    Date: 5/2/2014 9:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, this was a tragic and sad story!
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 8:26:00 PM
    A powerful tribute my friend. Something I would otherwise not be aware of. Fine phrasing and imagery too. Well done!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:14:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:43:00 AM
    - We are all God's children, no matter where on earth we live. - A good poem Arthur. - Thanks for the nice visit at my poems. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)