Dorothy Kardas, Psy.D. Th.D.

Spiritual Foes - Poem by Dorothy Kardas, Psy.D. Th.D.

Denial of You...
Can be as subtle as a gentle breeze
Covering pile of ungoverned cravings
Settling mind restless at bogus ease...

Rejection of You...
So far-reaching, fiercely creeping
Infuriated as tropical cyclone sweeping...

That lies destructive, mortifying
Grow as weeds more 'potent'
Than truths liberating... edifying...

That love is suffocated by selfish toxin
Self-interest in a barren region and exile
And Your Sacred Name attacked with lips defiant and hostile!

Renouncing You...
By pride - adoration suicidal of self
Breeding anger crushing, envy raging
And costly vain-glory;
The tyrannical robber of salt of the earth...
Of favors and gifts divine...

(Skating on thin ice...
Can swiftness be indeed
A safeguard from forthcoming demise? !)

Without you...
Earthlings are but sin and nil, catching sight
Of it is to climb the mount of might...
Triumphing over venomous, harsh pride.

Oh, the changing and swiftly dying
Not worthy of winning nor acquiring
Or bewitching intelligent thought
Cannot worship God for it is naught.
Forsaken by God...
Accursed slough!
The Ancient Serpent's repugnant
Nauseating blot.

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  • Fernando Reyes (12/14/2012 1:41:00 PM)


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  • Twin Sisters (5/16/2009 8:48:00 AM)

    YES! Denial of Divine Law and of Our Creator here on earth...shall led to doom of the soul.
    The GOOD NEWS is... if you're reading this, there's time for YOU to repent and change! Thanks...great advice!

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  • Jonas Kildare (10/6/2008 11:06:00 PM)

    Superior execution of didactic verse that has Eternal Value. Verse like yours cannot be rated by mere mortal standards. Our Heavenly Father must be very pleased with your attemp to 'bring back the lost sheep'. After all, isn't that the point of our earthly existence? To know that at the moment we stand in front of Our God...the He will smile at us and say, 'Well done, my faithful child'...'Come into My Kingdom'...Best wishes on your fruitful journey. I look forward to many more of your poetic adventures. Prof. Kildare in Costa Rica (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Jones (10/6/2008 10:17:00 PM)

    an interesting usage of words and phrases (Report)Reply

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  • Melvin BanggollayMelvin Banggollay (10/6/2008 9:59:00 PM)

    madam, this is really great poem and a deep manifestation of your faith to the devine providence.

    Take care,

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  • Frank P. Lester (10/6/2008 9:55:00 PM)

    Hauntingly, unforgettable verse...What is more important than worshiping God?
    You really get to the 'heart of the matter' with a forceful punch of reality!
    Dr. Kardas, your poetry evidences the fact that you 'know' people so seem to dig deep down into the trenches of their being...and your work shows how much you truly care about their salvation. God Bless you...we just love your masterful art of keeping us on the 'right track'. Frank & All the Lesters

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 20, 2012

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