This Life Mysterious Poem by William Jackson

This Life Mysterious

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This life fragile all too easily shatters.
Three tragedies I will never understand,
Crushing beauty, flowering hate, loss of innocence.

This life sorrowful breaks my heart.
Three states of being I will never comprehend,
Young cruelty, misogyny, willing victims.

This life confounding I cannot easily grasp.
Three failings I will never accept,
Love of ignorance, basking in stupidity, giving up.

And yet,

This Life lovely lives in me immortal.
Three realities I understand. We only seem to die,
Seeds grow, and God is our source.

This Life alive sings to me.
Three things I accept but cannot fully fathom.
God’s patience, God’s goodness, the divine image of man.

This Life resilient feels deeply.
Three truths I hope to manifest.
(Mercy, kindness, gentleness) ,
The human heart divine.

Lawrence S. Pertillar 31 August 2006

'This Life Mysterious' and yet we are the conduits by which change is recognized! I view your resolve. Although there is an admitted reluctance to accept the complexity of man's 'evolution'. Nice depiction and well written, William! L

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Ruby Root 31 August 2006

Hi William took a break on the site, but I do come and read. It are so right. Life is a mystery. I too am going through the same right now. It is hard. I really understand how you feel.

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Linda Ori 01 September 2006

I think you're manifesting your truths with this beautiful poem, Will. Wonderful perspective into life's both positive and negative aspects. We muddle through and just do the best we can - and 'every now and then a little light shines through.' Linda

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Brian Dorn 16 July 2007

Great stuff, William... brilliantly crafted and powerfully stated. I don't think the ending could have been better. Well done! ! Brian

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Sandra Fowler 01 September 2006

Exceptional write! There is both wisdom and beauty in abundance expressed here. This is definately a world class poem. Kindest regards, Sandra

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Steve Hagget 01 September 2006

Echo the comments below - a difficult subject to pen properly but you have done so here. Thanks

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Krishna Dasani 01 September 2006

hey william, its so true and i wonder how tough it must have been for you to pen it down coz when life's llike this you are almost blank about anything and everything around you.. an indeed a splendid piece.. smiles, krishna

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Alison Cassidy 01 September 2006

Wiliam, I enjoyed the structure of this piece, and its flow. I applaud your sentiments and admire your style. Sincerely, Alison

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William Jackson

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