Timothy James Webster

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A Lesson To Learn - Poem by Timothy James Webster

I sat upon a lonely seat,
In the world of desire and deceit.
Voices of evil told me, that
This is nothing but Men’s paradise.
Should I follow the path of righteousness
Or listen to sons of Satan with their persuasive speech?

I, no honest or righteous man,
But a sinner who prays forgiveness day by day.
To step in the world of Magnificence images,
Where mermaids singing to each other.
I could conquer all, with a single look
But I dare not disturb that joyful image.
All flesh will say ‘I am weak’, but
They too not better than I.
I am not J. Alfred Prufrock, anger overwhelm me.
Anger, is my ally and yet my greatest enemy,
It is torn between the rights and wrongs.

At the heaven gates, St. Peter spoke knowledge
To me, ‘Do not let anger to conquer your soul,
A path of the dark side it is. Release your anger
And pray forgiveness’

I am blessed with a loving, peaceful home
And as loyal servants of God and Heaven
But yet fell into temptation and fear
Why, why? Is my soul so uncaring and wicked?

I sat upon a lonely seat,
In the world of desire and deceit.
My educator woke me with a question, question
About life and death. How could I explain
If I have no thought of my past nor future,
But yet thy wanted to impress and conquer
The individual minds. Look around and saw couple
believers, waiting for a response from their leader.

I am no leader, no hero of their dreams.
I am only a name, name of fame,
But one day I will stand, my name won’ matter then.
Yet now, mouth shut and voice left me alone
Is it the cause of my fear? Anger? Or pain?
I dare not touch these putrid fruits,
They could destroy me with a strike of their finger.
I should be stronger, fearless of my enemies
I will destroy these stunning features into freaks.

At the heaven gates, St. Peter spoke knowledge
To me, ‘Do not let anger to conquer your soul,
A path of the dark side it is. Release your anger
And pray forgiveness’

My tutor taught me that man is weak
And nature is strong, yet God created both identical.
Why should we look down at ourselves?
Is it fear of believing in Him?
Or are we trying to believe something else?
That I not care, because I believe in the One;
Stood against I did not, yet I knew I am right.

I sat upon a lonely seat,
In the world of desire and deceit.
Even at the end of the lecture, lecturer still question my
Belief, as if struggling to alter my mind, yet not
Change theirs. Younger I am, smarter yet before long
True. They have no right to change, even if
Thy mind is not experience as they are.
Even love could not change what I am,
Cause the Holy One is above all.

The silence made me weaker, anger has become rage,
Yet I stay still by fear and femininity.
I could not battle this war unaided,
God hear my prayer; give thy strength to fight,
For the glory of the Lord. Down the evil go, for
They stood against You and Your commandments.
Let me be your voice, speak up and defeat
Evil once and for all.

By Timothy Webster


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, July 27, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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