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WHAT AM I

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WHAT AM I

WHAT AM I

Please,
Tell me, oh LORD,
WHAT AM I?

Am I a reality that constantly dreams   
Or 
A dream that reality yearns to be?

Am I a sign of your divine immortality 
Or
Am I the expression of brute mortality?

Am I a saint of your blessed compassion
Or
Am I a cursed demon of damned cruelty?

Am I a ray of your luminous truth
Or
Am I the darkness of ominous ignorance?

Am I your endless unconditional love
Or
Am I the unending deleterious hate?

And finally,

Am I the humble servant of your Holy creation,  
Or
Am I the conceited destroyer of your glorious design? 
 

My LORD,
For long have I understood 
That
I cannot be only the one 
Nor 
Can be only the other
But 
Both I would say I am,
Since
As long as I live, have I felt the 
Everlasting battles of the two adversaries
Within my bewildered soul,
However
The reason why this is so, certainly 
I do not know!
Is it perhaps all this a riddle to
Be solved,
Or
A mystery by me to be 
Explained?  
For if it is, 
I declare, good with riddles I am not 
And
THEE oh LORD, know better than myself
That
A solution to find myself, surely
I am unable 
For
Mortal as was I created, 
No more is left much
Time!

© Demetrios Trifiatis
      05 JUNE 2013

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  1. Date: 6/5/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Hi Demetrios. I loved your poem. it was beautiful, and it made me write this, hope you don't mind. thanks for sharing this with me ‘All of those things Yes I am Yet I’m one with all that can be Though mostly I live in the story And the real me, I rarely do see.’

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/6/2013 12:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peter! No I do not mind, It is a pleasure!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Very emotional but a good poem. Well... a poet like you will have long long life. God bless you always! Hugs dear Demetrios!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/5/2013 1:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your visit, dear Manel, and for your comment. God bless you too!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 6:11:00 AM
    Wow, this was awesome and you did a great job with the opposites, I think we have all felt like this at one time or another..Loved It! cory

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/5/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Cory for your visit and your precious comment!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 5:45:00 AM
    I am in awe of the splendor of this incredibly wondrous write my friend! You have written a truthful and quite the powerful poem! I really loved reading this enlightening piece this morning! What a mortal way to look at immortality, such an amazing poem, Great Work!!

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/5/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear Russell, always gracious , generous and kind! Thank you!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 3:57:00 AM
    My dear poet...we are mortal, finite, prone to sin...but we will be saved by grace despite all that! :) Please....do not speak of no more time left...though it is poetically written...it brings sorrow! May God grant you LONG life to continue to bring joy to others as you have brought to me. :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/5/2013 4:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dearest Eileen, you know , as a believer you are, we never die! We just pass through a process called death! Thank you for your concern, do not worry though, the limited time is referred because of the mortality of man!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 2:43:00 AM
    - A lot of emotion in your thoughts - it is beautiful but also a little sad, Demetrios. - Have a nice day in the sun. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/5/2013 3:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you my dear A-L! Life has its sadness as well! Thank you for your nice comment!
  1. Date: 6/5/2013 12:14:00 AM
    Wonderful questions that many of us seek Eternally. Love your ending prayer. Amen SuZ

    Trifiatis Avatar Demetrios Trifiatis
    Date: 6/5/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    My dear, SuZ-D, thank you very much for your gracious comment!