Denis Martindale

Oh To Look With Eyes That See Forever... - Poem by Denis Martindale

With the gift of sight I opened my eyes
And surveyed this special world.
Earth… a whole planet full of wonders!
Life… both great and small!
A myriad of miracles within each one of us…
Blood coursing through our veins…
Nourishment hidden yet ever present.
Brain cells storing memories –
Both the vital and the trivial…
With every breath comes another thought,
Another chance to praise the Living God:
The Lord, the Giver of Life…

Here we are, nurtured deep in the Cosmos,
Unable to traverse the awesome expanse:
The Universe that comprises time and space!
Here we are, a world teeming with life,
Activity everywhere midst a measureless void!
We know not of future travels…
We merely exist, as if rehearsing for greater exploits.
Together, we, Mankind, must get our act together –
United for the common good…

This is our ultimate destiny…
Not the conquering of worlds and galaxies…
Not the quest for power for its own sake…
But rather, harmony in unity…
The quest is not, therefore, to become masters,
Nor to become friends… for friends come and go…
Ultimately, realisation will come… it has to…
And the sooner the better…
Only then can God truly bless Mankind…
Only then will the Golden Age be known…
In the meantime, let us learn to live… with love…

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, May 11, 2009

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