A Better Way Poem by Paul Butters

A Better Way

Rating: 4.8

There has to be a better way.
Than endless warring,
Selfish ways
And committing countless crimes:
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Go look:
Beyond beyond:
Infinity eternal,
Eternal infinity,
Infinite eternity,
Eternity infinite.
The home of God,
In all its splendour.

Then see,
Within yourself:
I say again:
Heaven is in us,

(W) and © 20\4\08.

Sunday, April 20, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: life
Cynthia Buhain-baello 13 May 2015

War is a necessary evil in our times when we are faced with the threat of domination and annihilation from an ideology that does not recognize man's basic right to free will. Your piece is very timely and relevant.

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Marcia Schechinger 19 October 2022

Hi Paul, great to read your work again! Love the hope and longing in this poem. Well done! !

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alan brown 07 April 2018

I think that we all have a little bit of heaven in our soles, enjoyed your poem Aloan

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Paul Butters 09 April 2018

Thanks for that, my friend. Let's hope so.

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Hans Vr 18 February 2018

Beautiful ideas, expressed in very original and well written verses. I agree so much that society is pulling or is trying to pull us into its obsession with thoughts of lack, fear and worries, but somewhere inside of us, heaven is calling and our faith, as big as a mustard seed, will make our world again abundant and beautiful. Thought provoking poem, a joy to read.

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Paul Butters 19 February 2018

Many thanks Hans. Let's keep watering that mustard seed, if that's what people do!

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Rajnish Manga 01 May 2017

Questioning the rationale behind mindless violence and countless crimes is legitimate. Likewise, the words expressed towards the end are very appealing. Thanks a lot. The home of God / In all its splendour. Heaven is in us / Somewhere.

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Paul Butters 02 May 2017

Many Thanks Rajnish. Will they ever learn? ? ?

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* Sunprincess * 26 April 2016

...........wonderful poem, ★ war is such a primitive notion.. .

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Paul Butters 27 April 2016

Primitive indeed. Will people ever learn? Thanks Sunprincess.

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Paul Butters

Paul Butters

Leeds, West Yorkshire.
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