Richard Wlodarski

Gold Star - 104,278 Points (Febuary 23,1952 / France)

Resurrection - Poem by Richard Wlodarski

And Jesus takes you down to that place by the Big River
Where sinners gather with the Salvation Army chatter
And you know you wanna believe
Even though you cannot hear Him
And you know you can hear angels
Even though you're deafened by devils
And you're smelling roses within a life that's gloomy
Even though you're eating food that's smelly and fishy
And sipping cheap wine that tastes like foul water
Even though you're drowning in a sea of laughter
And you know you're experiencing this cold lonesome feeling
Even though you're warming by the fire and still shivering
And Jesus takes you further down to that place by the Big River
Where sinners are fornicating swearing at The Forgiver
And you know you wanna believe
Even though you cannot see Him
And you know you're now hearing heavenly singing
Even through the hellish sounds that are deafening
And within the singing you're sensing voices that are comforting
Even though you're drowning in a sea that is maddening
And you're breaking bread with sinners who really aren't losers
Even though you're with winners destined to be failures
And Jesus takes you even further to that place by the Big River
Where killers are raping your mind making you crazy with fever
And you know you wanna believe
Even though you cannot sense Him
And you know where the spirits are dwelling
When it comes time for your homecoming
And Jesus whispering in your ear:

You really have nothing to fear
Life is not a cesspool
You're not drowning by the pool
Life is a blossoming rose garden
Where you have just left kindergarten

And you know you wanna believe in Him
Even though your eyes fail to see Him
And you know you can hear Him
When you're singing The Holy Hymn
And you know you can sense Him when you're crying
And you're perceiving Him when you're laughing
Knowing and believing you're no longer slaving as a loser
Knowing and believing that He has always made you a winner

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy


Comments about Resurrection by Richard Wlodarski

  • Belle Wassermeister (8/3/2019 10:39:00 AM)

    This has such a nice rhythm to it, it could be made into a song! (Report)Reply

    (8/18/2019 9:12:00 AM)

    Thank you so much. It is being made into a song.

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/12/2019 10:41:00 PM)

    You really have nothing to fear
    Life is not a cesspool
    You're not drowning by the pool
    Life is a blossoming rose garden
    Where you have just left kindergarten /// excellent stanza; superb philosophical poem
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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (7/25/2018 7:33:00 AM)

    A sublime piece of poetry my friend! I greatly admire the way your have penned it! (10) (Report)Reply

    (7/28/2018 1:04:00 PM)

    Coming from you, Dillip, that's a Huge compliment! I am humbled and greatly flattered!

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (4/27/2018 4:38:00 AM)

    A very positive poem about Jesus and the ends lines really touch with hope. Remarkably written 10+++++ (Report)Reply

    (4/27/2018 4:57:00 AM)

    Cynthia, thank you so much for visiting. And for believing it to be remarkably written. And, of course, for the big 10. Greatly appreciated!

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  • Bri Edwards (4/22/2018 4:46:00 PM)

    I'm preparing to put this into my/our May 2018 showcase. thanks. bri :) (Report)Reply

    (4/22/2018 5:51:00 PM)

    Bri, I am humbled and greatly flattered and honoured. This poem is part of a tribute package honouring Leonard Cohen. Thank you so very much!

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/17/2018 5:30:00 AM)

    A believer is always driven by faith that Jesus is there to hold his hand at all times and that is a source of great moral strength.... 'He has always made you a winner'. Thanks, Richard. (Report)Reply

    (4/17/2018 6:01:00 PM)

    Absolutely, Rajnish! Thank You so much!

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  • Robert Murray Smith (4/15/2018 3:34:00 PM)

    Richard, your poem is motivation for those believers and unbelievers. A wonderful poem. (Report)Reply

    (4/17/2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Robert, that's what I was striving for, so your feedback really means a lot to me!

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (4/5/2018 4:08:00 PM)

    A creative and compelling composition of the resurrection! (Report)Reply

    (4/6/2018 12:02:00 AM)

    Thank you so much, Howard.

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/4/2018 12:57:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem of deep faith and sublime philosophy.
    A day of Resurrection of the Divine God!
    May it resurrect, recharge and resume,
    the positive, noble and virtuous feeling in every human being on this earth.
    With the divine knowledge and belief, God makes man a winner too.
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    (4/6/2018 12:05:00 AM)

    Geeta, thank you so much for your very positive feedback and for your affirmations. So greatly appreciated!

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  • Carl Roussell (4/4/2018 11:20:00 AM)

    An excellent poem to describe faith. (Report)Reply

    (4/6/2018 12:06:00 AM)

    Carl, thank you so much for believing it to be an excellent poem.

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  • Hazel Durham (4/4/2018 5:39:00 AM)

    One of the best poems I have had the pleasure of reading, losers are winners as Jesus believes in all of us with love and kindness for eternal joy in our complex lives! An insprirational write as well as a work of art, pure talent oozing from every exquisite line! ! (Report)Reply

    (4/6/2018 12:10:00 AM)

    Hazel, I am humbled and greatly flattered. Thank you ever so much for such wonderful positive feedback. You really made my day!

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  • Rebecca Navarre (4/3/2018 10:52:00 PM)

    Ever Such Deep, Beautiful Soul! ! ! ! !
    Very Powerful! ! ! ! ! Thank You Ever
    So Much For Sharing This! ! ! ! !
    Endless 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++
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    (4/6/2018 12:13:00 AM)

    Rebecca, thank you so much for such an enthusiastic response! ! !

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  • Seamus O Brian (4/2/2018 8:15:00 AM)

    There is much to consider here. It is mindful of a crowded space (like a shopping mall or theme park) where all manner of things are transpiring and people are busying themselves with the various tasks of being people. There is an honest, gritty spiritualism here, the divine inserted into the profane reality of humanity. Emmanuel, God with us. (Report)Reply

    (4/6/2018 12:18:00 AM)

    Seamus, judging by your positive response, it appears that I've successfully accomplished my task. Thank you so much.

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/2/2018 12:48:00 AM)

    And you know you wanna believe in Him
    Even though your eyes fail to see Him
    And you know you can hear Him
    When you're singing The Holy Hymn.........stunning expression with nice theme. A beautiful poem on resurrection has been presented here astutely.Thanks for sharing.
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    (4/6/2018 12:24:00 AM)

    Kumarmani, thank you so much for your kind words. And for your continued support. So greatly appreciated!

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  • Bri Edwards (4/1/2018 9:10:00 PM)

    i think Tom Billsborough thought/thinks you are on the fence re believing! i don't think you are! ! bri :) (Report)Reply

    (4/6/2018 12:27:00 AM)

    Right on both counts, Bri. I've been a strong believer all my life!

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  • Bri Edwards (4/1/2018 9:09:00 PM)

    (continued) ..yes, i can enjoy good poetry even if i don't believe. and hey, that was cool having Jesus whisper in my ear, even though i don't believe he or his 'Dad' are God. but they aren't losers either. i believe anything CAN be true.
    to MyPoemList and perhaps into a monthly showcase before too long. ok? bri :)
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    (4/6/2018 12:54:00 AM)

    I am humbled and greatly flattered, Bri. Wow! To your poem list and perhaps monthly showcase. Huge honour. Don't know how to thank you.

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  • Bri Edwards (4/1/2018 9:08:00 PM)

    Life is a blossoming rose garden
    Where you have just left kindergarten are some most interesting and favorite lines, like MANY IN THIS POEM ARE! ! ! ! actually i'm very surprised how good this is and how much (a LOT) i like it, ..........even though i'm not (any more) a believer, and i may 'rot in '. (to continue) ..
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    (4/6/2018 12:56:00 AM)

    Bri, it makes me very happy to see that you like it so much!

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/1/2018 12:11:00 PM)

    A beautiful spiritual write that provides faith on God to the readers. I quote.........
    And you know you wanna believe in Him
    Even though your eyes fail to see Him
    And you know you can hear Him
    When you're singing The Holy Hymn
    And you know you can sense Him when you're crying.....
    Thanks for sharing.
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    (4/6/2018 12:59:00 AM)

    A timely poem for Easter. Thank you, Kumarmani.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/1/2018 6:09:00 AM)

    We cling to our faith, not that it was told by someone but because of our personal relation with Him.
    In the celebration of Easter, I thank you, Richard for giving me an opportunity to say what is in my heart
    and reaffirm my deep faith in Him...A very enlightening write. Believing in God has been intelligently presented
    in this wonderful piece.
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    (4/6/2018 1:11:00 AM)

    You're very welcome, Rose Marie. I'm very happy with your very positive response. So greatly appreciated!

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austin (4/1/2018 5:58:00 AM)

    Since birth, faith has been inculcated in me, even without cognition of what is right and wrong. And as I grow older, it has been in my mind and heart to the extent that it sometimes define my very existence. From the time you wake up to the time you close your eyes to sleep, you invoke His power and wisdom. But there were several times in life that we question His true existence. Yet, we hold on to our faith because we feel it, despite of doubts that get in the way.....cont.. (Report)Reply

    (4/6/2018 1:08:00 AM)

    Rose Marie, you have so wonderfully expressed my exact sentiments. Thank you so much!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 24, 2016


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