poet Clive Staples Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis

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In Prison

I cried out for the pain of man,
I cried out for my bitter wrath
Against the hopeless life that ran
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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (4/19/2016 3:31:00 PM)

    Oh. My. Word. I zipped up to look at his biography because his outlook was so bleak that I thought perhaps he was writing from prison. OH. MY. WORD. Look at his name again! ! ! ! It is C. S. LEWIS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! The man usually writes novels, essays, works praising the Lord God! ! ! ! ! ! Wow, look at him go on this theme- - he has turned himself inside out to reflect the heart and soul of the lost. Stunning work without even knowing who wrote it! ! I was so into the persona of a prisoner without hope that I thought the author had to be a prisoner! Well, we all are or have been a prisoner to darkness and hopelessness and C.S. Lewis, a man of God, knows the feeling and that is why he can write us to joy! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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    Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton(4/19/2016 4:08:00 PM)

    The best thing about the poem is that it is provocative. Takes reading several times to see that it can be read two ways.

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  • James MclainJames Mclain (4/19/2016 1:38:00 PM)

    People
    go on about God,
    so how did good men think
    before
    they could conceptualize
    tomorrow.. iip

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristosAlem Hailu G/kristos (4/19/2016 9:22:00 AM)

    I appreciate the effort took to put his reflection in a poem!

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  • Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton (4/19/2016 8:44:00 AM)

    Meaninglessness and the insignificance of existence. Yet while we are alive, we must care. This is a very good poem but some will not like it because it seems atheistic.

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    Susan WilliamsSusan Williams(4/19/2016 3:58:00 PM)

    You are a good man, Charlie Brown, to let us find out on our own who he is! ! ! ! I was so tickled and surprised and stunned and delighted! . Sorry I blabbed who he is but in my defense I am usually the last person to post comments so I probably didn't ruin it for anyone.

    Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton(4/19/2016 11:39:00 AM)

    P.S. Lewis was totally not an atheist.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (4/19/2016 7:26:00 AM)

    Nice.Anyhow the life has to go on despite the pain and suffering. Very nice.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (4/19/2016 5:13:00 AM)

    I cried out for my bitter wrath
    Against the hopeless life that ran
    For ever in a circling path.
    Manifestations of depression controlling human are very wonderfully articulated in this touching poem. Thanks for sharing it here.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/19/2016 4:21:00 AM)

    For the pain of man! ! ! Facing the problems of life. Nice work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Moira CameronMoira Cameron (4/19/2016 1:17:00 AM)

    This seems to offer a rather bleak view, as if the words were written out of a dark depression. The last four lines sound angry,

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