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An eye for an eye

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Below is the poem entitled An eye for an eye which was written by poet Peter Duggan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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An eye for an eye

Though I am not considered to be a Christian, [I love most religions] But I lover to read the gospels of Mark and Mathew, so I wrote them all in verse...Peter

Eye for Eye.

Folk were listening to our lord
Such a crowd had gathered round
The news of this enigma
Had spread from town to town.
The multitudes all came to him
To hear the words he spake
He’d been speaking there for quite a while
And the day was getting late.

The lord with Passion in his tone
He told those multitudes
{There were poor and rich, and saints and sinners
The good Lords words, their food}
He said to them “now you have heard
An eye for eye, and tooth for tooth
But I give you another law
So listen to my truth”.

“Do not resist an evil person
When struck on the right cheek
Turn to him the other also
Just hear these words I speak
If someone wants to sue you
And take your tunic too
Then let him have your cloak as well
This, I do say to you”.

If someone makes you walk a mile
Then walk with him for two.
Give what one may ask you for
This be the thing to do.
If someone would borrow from you
Then do not turn away.
Hear ye this, it be the truth
These words you hear me say”.

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Thank you so much Doc ,your comments are always welcome....Peter

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 4:40:00 AM
    Very deep and profound expressions thoughts nicely penned

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 1:37:00 AM
    AMEN! Peter...This is beautiful and prfound. That is what makes Him so amazing....THIS...but not only this, the fact that he was willing to match his words up with His actions by dying on the cross for people who didn't even want Him....LOVELY...GOD BLESS! :) By the way...being religious is NOT good...Being SPIRITUAL is! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/5/2013 3:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Eileen, I have been wary about putting these sort of things on the site, didn't know how they would go. I love all of them the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Buddha. I love spirituality. But I detest organized religion. I just love the message they all send thanks Eileen, for your very intelligent comments...Peter
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:15:00 PM
    Hi Peter, Some nice thoughts put together here in this write..I enjoyed reading..Thanks for sharing and visiting my work.. Ken

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/5/2013 3:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for your comments, they are appreciated...peter