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From glory to dust-2


F ragile humans flailing away at cataclysmic events, trying to
R ule the world without a clue, not knowing the way
O ut... Impressive they try to be, imposing their
M ediocrity in synchronicity with deceptive ideologies

G lamourously they present themselves as role models
L eaders of society, in the arts, and business moguls
O f the sports world, they excel high above the 
R est of the competition, they are winners, never
Y ielding to doubt or fear, ever overconfident

T oo many times they reach the summit, the peak of power
O nly to find themselves crashing down into the mire of disgrace

D isillusionment will rule the hopeful mind and heart of the innocent
U ntil the day when they finally comprehend that humans on their own
S imply cannot control or manage the chaos that confronts this world
T ogether the impious and vainglorious rulers will return to the dust.


John Derek Hamilton
March 22,2017




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Date: 6/23/2017 11:16:00 PM
I'm beginning to wonder if we're long lost brothers, lol - we think a lot alike and see the world in much the same way, my friend ... and I just love everything you write. What an imaginative and powerful acrostic ... not a favorite form of mine because it's rarely done in an integral way, but this is awesome! Nicely done - a fav for sure.
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Date: 6/24/2017 3:00:00 PM
Brothers from different mothers maybe? It must be a generational thing, who knows why two people agree on many things, that's why this website is so important, even ones who are not well known will find kinship here among like minded people. Thanks so much for your kind visits and great comments!
Date: 4/2/2017 5:52:00 AM
A very deep and philosophical take on the theme. Well done on your placement! Regards, John.
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John Hamilton
Date: 4/2/2017 11:17:00 AM
Thanks John I appreciate your visit and positive comment!
Date: 3/30/2017 12:06:00 PM
I heartily dislike imperialistic colonialist mentality super power ,world hegemony type people and this awesome poem debunks and dethrones such selfish power mongers superbly. Why the arrogance when we all return to dust down to earth'. Well said poet!. In great wording in freeverse style wow. So nice to Read from u again. And thanx soo much for Cmt.
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Date: 3/30/2017 1:37:00 PM
Thanks for the visit and positive feedback in your comment. I thought you might like this one having read your poem. Have a great day! John
Date: 3/29/2017 3:00:00 PM
Fabulous message in your well penned acrostic John many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 3/29/2017 5:30:00 PM
Thanks so much Jan, I appreciate it!
Date: 3/29/2017 10:56:00 AM
Congratulations John - well done! :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 3/29/2017 1:41:00 PM
Thanks Heidi.
Date: 3/29/2017 2:47:00 AM
Great write and great message. Congratulations, Kai
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Date: 3/29/2017 10:03:00 AM
Thanks Kai, I appreciate the positive feedback!
Date: 3/28/2017 11:42:00 PM
Great write and win John..Congrats
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Date: 3/29/2017 10:02:00 AM
Thanks Joseph, for the visit and kind remarks!
Date: 3/28/2017 9:24:00 PM
John, nicely done congratulations on your win ~*
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Date: 3/29/2017 10:01:00 AM
Thanks Eve, I appreciate your kind words!
Date: 3/24/2017 3:34:00 PM
- These two lines "Too many times They reach the summit, the peak of power Only two findthemselves crashing down into the mire of disgrace "... nail on the head! - An awesome poem, John - Well done ! - Happy weekend - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 3/24/2017 6:12:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind comments Anne-Lise they are very much appreciated!
Date: 3/23/2017 5:29:00 PM
Your descriptive use of the English language and your suburb proses are second to none. You have managed to capture human frailties and emotions and weave them into a poem that is easy to relate to, yet takes you to a deeper level of understanding. Emile.
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Date: 3/23/2017 10:15:00 PM
Wow! Thank you Emile for your very generous comments, I am very pleased you enjoyed the read. Coming from you I am honored and humbled by your comments. Thanks for stopping by my page, I do appreciate it.
Date: 3/23/2017 6:08:00 AM
I really enjoyed this acrostic. The message is very cool and so true. They often reach the apex only to fall off the other side in disgrace and shame. Nicely done John.
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Date: 3/23/2017 8:10:00 AM
Thanks Chris, yeah an age old story but, let's see what the sponsor says, yours was very good too, have a great day!
Date: 3/23/2017 3:01:00 AM
Very well put, John. A great message and a true description of the impious and vainglorious rulers. Excellent write. Best wishes for the contest. T.J
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Date: 3/23/2017 8:08:00 AM
Thanks T.J it's a little different take on the contest not sure what the sponsor is looking for, but I'll give it a try. Nice to see you again, you were missed!