Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,761 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Graduate (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) - Poem by Gert Strydom

In three years or four, holy beliefs are slain,
He did not make
either man or the earth, Charles Darwin's
theory does take
centre stage at great universities,
nonsense do rake
as mere myth the Bible into the ground,
learned men sound to themselves profound;

like gods they toss and play with all their students,
as memories
of God and His great things they cause to dwindle;
flowers and bees
as lust become simple chemical yearning,
they teach duties,
to be like gods in self actualization;
they destroy God and his creation

while magic things like the force of life
stays beyond science,
while man is bound to facts and to his own
cannot measure to an almighty being;
with patience
God and His character of love remains,
mere man struggle on in his life of pains

while still is lingering the truths of youth,
love is beyond
the bounds of man's mere own observations,
the simple bond
to survive on earth, bound by time and space,
does correspond
with a higher intelligent being
whose selfless power sustains everything.

[Reference: "Baccalaureate" by Archibald Macleish.]

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 8, 2012

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