Monday, May 30, 2016

CONQUERING THE CASTLES, A POEM ABOUT DIAGRAM


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Conquering The Castles
A Poem About Diagram

We draw plans of chalk,
Like words on the sidewalk,
Mapping the world
In our own image
While wanting another.
We live under clouds
Like islands drifting
In the blue above,
They are  restless white barriers
Between us and the stars.
We dream of a flight,
And arrival
At the Sky Maker's land,
But grew weary of running
Holding kite wings
Down the halls
Like tunnels that rodents make
Under the pavement.
He who made the sky
Would walk the path for us,
But we sight on the clouds
And trust in our own schemes
To conquer them
And miss the heavens,
While His rain washes
Away our designs
Drawn of sidewalk chalk.


Adron


Author's commentary.
I do not like to write negative poetry, the world has so much of it already. This has a positive line or two that I think makes a difference. "He who made the sky would walk the path for us" is an attempt to point to the gift of God's grace. "For by grace are you saved it is not of yourselves but is a Gift of God not of works so that no man could boast." Ephesians 2:8-9.

It starts out as a poem about man but ends up as a poem about God.

There were several inspirations for this is poem one is the Scripture that says "There is a way that seems right to a man but the end thereof is destruction." Proverbs 14:12.

I also used a lot of free association method for some of the imagery.
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(c) Adron Dozat 2016

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