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Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

A Caster Of Stones

a caster of killing stones
thy shalt not in judgment be
moral of spoken message
to every nation race creed

‘let he who is without sin
cast the first stone... ’

every stone drops discarded
empty is every judging sinful hand
sin corrupted created Adam and Eve
sin is the stain upon murderous Cain

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Submitted: Friday, February 26, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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  • Lynn Glover (7/25/2010 9:47:00 AM)

    We are a world of casters of stones and the Bible apply tells us as you repeat it in your poem that 'let he who is without sin cast the first stone.' If we apply this everyday stone casting would end. A very good poem. Lynn (Report) Reply

  • Prateep Sengupta (7/15/2010 5:24:00 AM)

    The use of the biblical theme and the imagery of Cain express perfectly the predicament through which humanity is passing. Very impressive poetic achievement. (Report) Reply

  • James Lagoski (7/10/2010 2:00:00 PM)

    Dear Terence-
    I too was drawn in by the title being pulled in from the pages.
    And then because as well stated have thrown far to many stones
    in my own lifetime, something I continually attempt to learn from-
    Thank You for Your Invitation-
    James (Report) Reply

  • Skylar Kendall (7/10/2010 1:16:00 PM)

    The use of this scene from the bible is very unique, to my reading anyway. Beautiful poem and it's probably one of my favorites ever from you. Agreeing with Jordan Legaspi, humans do tend to judge others, even though we are not in any way, form, or fashion are we fit to do so. Thank you again for the wonderful poem, sir. (Report) Reply

  • Jester's P (7/5/2010 7:29:00 PM)

    nice message dear poet...allusion of Jesus' teaching and command...

    however human as we are, it is our tendicy to judge others (a surt of projection) of thier (our) character.

    nice... (Report) Reply

  • Jo Bananafish (4/10/2010 7:59:00 AM)

    let he who is without sin cast the first stone, I get it, the comment less voter obviously did not! (Report) Reply

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