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whilst pondering
my last comment to
my fellow earthlings

I thought it more apropo
to ask all beings one question:

Who do you serve?

Everyday, ask yourself
who do you serve today

If the served is primarily you
then I'm very sorry
you've severed relations
with all the others around you

the serpent said, 'choose
for your SELF'
and we hang our heads and
still wander from the Garden
where God's abundance is
and are here picking weeds
and are deciding which ones
to burn and which ones to smoke

to burn or not to burn?

that is the question
in this mortal fun house
of horrors

a few here serving mankind
can spread the love-and-equality
virus, to which there is no
a wonderful contagion

dip me in it

Topic(s) of this poem: god, kindness, love, service

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  • (2/23/2016 6:18:00 AM)

    .....question poems are my current choice of theme....and this poem is excellent ★
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  • (2/1/2016 6:35:00 PM)

    Never serving evil should be everyone's primary objective and aim in life, because that's where violence starts from. Helping others from the heart and never counting the cost is what humanity needs to be doing in order to bring peace in our world. Standing together against evil and destroying it is the only way to a lasting peace and an end to violence. 10+++++++++ Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Brian Mayo (12/5/2015 10:30:00 AM)

    The serpent said? You think I'd believe what a serpent tells me? I'd rather trust Ayn Rand, and, in fact, do. But I don't take it to the extreme like she does. I believe in sharing-the-wealth and helping others, but I also feel a primary, instinctive duty to take care of myself, first.
    I love this poem, however. Smooth progression, thought-provoking, and entirely enjoyable.
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    Poem By (12/5/2015 10:57:00 AM)

    Adam and Eve trusted him and entered the death cult
    that most of the plane-t find themselves in
    Always choosing life reverses their direction

    wonderful metaphors to consider, discuss and ponder!

  • Daniel Brick (11/15/2015 7:58:00 AM)

    This is a stunning response to the Paris Massacre because you are dealing with the underlying issues that cause such a resort to violence and in the process show a much better path for us humans to follow once we think things through. This poem is a summons and a challenge to people of basic good will, because no appeal we make at this time will penetrate the certitude of the ISIS-type terrorist. Your poem will reach those who are uninformed and complacent and stir them into solidarity with us who occupy the center of humanity. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/15/2015 1:26:00 AM)

    Few here serving for mankind with love and affection. Interesting poem shared...10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 15, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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