Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

A Caster Of Stones - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

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

Comments about A Caster Of Stones by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

  • (8/1/2010 2:34:00 AM)

    Very interesting poem with huge relevance. (Report) Reply

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  • (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

  • (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

  • (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-
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  • (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.

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  • (6/13/2010 1:34:00 PM)

    Bravo bravo bravo
    I loved it.
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  • (6/13/2010 1:31:00 PM)

    Bravo bravo bravo bravo bravo (Report) Reply

  • (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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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 26, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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