Brian Potthast

One Step Back - Poem by Brian Potthast

I sit back and wonder why
Fish must swim while birds can fly
Two creatures of this world we’re in
That don’t get mixed with greed lust or sin
They only live for each day
Trusting God to provide every way
So why should we tangle this mess?
I contribute too, I’ll confess
But changing after is what to do
No to keep up and continue
We must stop these wretched deeds
And throw off these sinful needs

Comments about One Step Back by Brian Potthast

  • (5/28/2005 3:16:00 PM)

    I really like your poem. Please do not be offended and you may disagree but having read it twice I'd change two words. I'd omit the word 'lust' (4th line) and '... trusting God to provide the way (6th line) or a way rather than 'every'. My feelings are that this is a wonderful piece of verse and a joy to read. Marvelous! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 28, 2005

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