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JUST THE TRUTH

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JUST THE TRUTH

The times have fallen hard now, to scenes played on 'unmade' roads
Without my volition, and despite intentions, goals;
Indifference took precedence; a lust of life was part,
The key to understanding then, as now,Was placed a piece apart;
Carousing life held quietude.?
Whilst roles to play stood by, as unready future partner,
For when times would come rushing, all arrived..!
I've striven with understanding, and carried in part its lode,
Found 'light years' were really heavy... .’ 
Did some things that I was shown.
Now still I face an uncertain future, as a world in conflict roils,
Self-interest & self-importance, still… the poison in its ‘coils.’
I have observed full many persons from cooks, to magistrates...
Who have introduced first their credentials,
The institutions they'd attended, then put on the desk their brass name plate.
No, the magistrates, not the cooks..!
I’ve seen it happen thus, and I see it with world leaders, and the media making fuss..! 
The Olympic Torch was taken to heaven; yes they showed it on TV..'
I wondered at the gestures value, for Gods sun gives all the light we need?
Still I 'spose he must have seen it, and all the 'special peoples' smiles,
WOW look at what mankind’s achieved yet still raw conflict boils..!
Perhaps a little more understanding..? And a lot more less of 'ME'
Coupled with acceptance of human mortality, and His death upon the tree..!

©Joe Maverick 30-11-2013

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  1. Date: 12/18/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Wow Joe, this one is tops! Especially love how you ended it. Got me nodding my head in agreement.. ;)

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 1/16/2014 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your valued opinion and comment Wilma, I wish you a great year, my apologies for the lat reply, Joe..)
  1. Date: 12/5/2013 6:10:00 PM
    a very profound one from you, Joe. You were in a very reflective mood with this. I loved the last part!!

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 12/5/2013 10:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the time taken here to comment Andrea..'
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 2:58:00 PM
    love this, Joe. Hope your week is a good one : )

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 12/5/2013 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    A most welcome comment Jack
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 5:28:00 PM
    Great work that has a moral to its content..It also speaks of your faith..I enjoyed reading it this evening..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 12/6/2013 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Okay..Sara
    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 12/5/2013 10:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, much apprieciated comnent..'
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 10:11:00 PM
    Lovely personification, Joe

    Maverick Avatar Joe Maverick
    Date: 12/2/2013 2:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind comment..'