Paul Butters

Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Paul Butters
Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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,
Somewhere.

(W) and © 20\4\08.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: life
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COMMENTS
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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Mj Lemon 14 May 2015
A wonderful poem, with a timely message. Each of us has, looking within, the opportunity to see the Better Way. Congratulations on Poem of the Day. Very well done.
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Paul Butters 14 May 2015
Thankyou kindly my friend.
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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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Paul Butters 14 May 2015
As The Beatles said, Cynthia, All You need is Love. When will the world listen?
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Paul Butters 14 May 2015
PS You did not Like but you Agreed? ? ? ! ! !
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Paul Butters 14 May 2015
PPS Oh I get it - for some reason someone disliked your comment, but Not Me......
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Kim Barney 13 May 2015
Well, I didn't get a chance to read it, Paul, before you changed it, but I can say that I do like it the way it is now. Well done, and congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day!
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Paul Butters 13 May 2015
Thanks Kim. Actually the original went: There has to be a better way. Than warring, selfish And committing countless crimes. And robbing Peter to pay Paul.
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Paul Butters 13 May 2015
Hope nobody minds but I have amended the first stanza to make it clearer.
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John Richter 13 May 2015
Those last lines are absolutely eternally real.... Well done Paul.
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Paul Butters 13 May 2015
Many thanks John. Thanks also for endorsing my use of repetition, which caused me some doubts. Am still looking at my first stanza however - always looking to improve.
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Paul Butters 13 May 2015
Thanks Terry and Jasbir. Yes, sometimes I am an Ideas Poet.
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