J.A McManus

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The Greatest Trick. - Poem by J.A McManus

If the greatest trick
That the devil ever played
Was to make the world
Believe the lies from his lips

Then the greatest trick
God ever played was to tell
The whole world it was
Made upon day number six.

Comments about The Greatest Trick. by J.A McManus

  • (10/28/2009 5:02:00 PM)

    very good poem, so simple yet brilliant (Report) Reply

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  • (10/20/2009 7:54:00 PM)

    indeed very very nice i must say as a non god fearing man
    in truth a trick is a trick

    but keep in mind that the truth is never far from the faction
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  • (10/15/2009 10:09:00 AM)

    wow very pasion from you soul is impressive. nice work well done.. don't give up.. i rate this 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • (10/14/2009 10:24:00 AM)

    This is a great poem that should be complimented for it's simplicity alone, poetry is not thoughtless chatter, and neither is this...very impressive! (Report) Reply

  • (10/14/2009 1:12:00 AM)

    Very interesting. Deep, gives me reason to think. I like it, thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 6:44:00 PM)

    Very good poem. Deep and Short, I like it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 12:09:00 PM)

    Interesting, though I do not believe in 'God' or 'Devil'... I believe in what we are, and not for what we could be. =) Nice poem tho, good job! (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 10:31:00 AM)

    What an interesting poem to read, Satan convincing the whole world he does not exist and God convincing the whole world He did create the world in 6 days. This does lead to an interesting debate. Well everyone who reads his or bible, has his or her own interpretation of the bible. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 7:53:00 AM)

    GOD is steadfast and doesn't play tricks. The devil though will through deceptions (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 7:38:00 AM)

    Yeah john I like that one, short and sweet is often the way to get more impact out of the point you are trying to convey in a poem. nice one. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 6:04:00 AM)

    Well done, John! short and purposeful a poem. A nice, catching poem about the tricks of god and satan. Nicely done. Can't wait for your next poem. (Report) Reply

  • (10/13/2009 4:27:00 AM)

    I too like John Knight agree that the bible is open to interpretation. We have metaphors in poetry that are symbolistic and I feel some of the bible is too. The greatest trick you have done with this poem is to make us all think about God and the Devil and that is what good poetry is all about.
    I find with my poems, people really like putting their own interpretations on and I have learned this from workshops. So great poem from a great poet. 10 love Karin
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  • (10/13/2009 1:01:00 AM)

    'Then surely the greatest trick
    God ever played was to convince
    The whole world it was made in
    One day multiplied by six '.............ok, this is so nice, , so, one day is multiplied by six and the product is 6..ya, , so, similar equation to HE made everything within 6 days, ...this is a very nive piece my dearest......and everybody knows, GOD on the seventh day took HIS rest and that is the worship day..BISMILLAH..
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  • (10/12/2009 6:47:00 PM)

    Neatly done John! And I'll go along with that! Short, pithy and purposeful - it says what it has to say then leaves the reader to his thoughts. A nice little piece. (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2009 6:35:00 PM)

    Satrick, Godtrick, Patrick. Hey maybe it was me who did it all? 10 (Report) Reply

  • (10/12/2009 5:45:00 PM)

    interesting view of things (Report) Reply

  • Is It Poetry (10/11/2009 6:01:00 PM)

    maybe one world..
    is over..
    by the other..iip
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  • (10/11/2009 3:52:00 PM)

    The whole world it was made in
    One day multiplied by six

    Rachel Ann Butler
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  • Luwi Habte (10/11/2009 3:03:00 PM)

    J.A McManus..so short but vivid poem
    nice poem for real
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  • Emma Adamyan (10/11/2009 2:37:00 PM)

    being short it`s a very capacious poem. liked it a lot, thx for ur invitation (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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