Syndicated/Incorporated

Poem:

Elevated, highly rated,

patiently awaited,

no less, no more

than its attributes require;

forever strengthened,

true love doesn’t tire;

it may wait outside your door,

simple, unassuming,

now and as before;

it needs no grooming,

extending itself,

while warmly expected;

you cannot devalue it,

nor ever dissect it;

unabashedly resounding

fearlessly relative,

it advocates everything

divinely imperative,

while divine in its makeup,

superb in the shakeup

of hatred and fear;

explicit as far as

God’s order so clear!

skillfully lingering,

never malingering;

timelessly reigning

above all evil,

both in areas

criminal and civil.

Love doesn’t falter,

as clearly recorded;

Born of God’s precepts,

divinely applauded.

With no love unfurled

There would be

nothing but trouble

in this uncertain world,

as freedom can be

but trapped in a bubble.

You can ride the waves

of prosperity and peace,

feel the comfort

of luxury, too,

but you can’t override

storms of affliction,

and think you can get away

with all that you do,

but when love steps in,

you can conquer might;

transfer wrong to

basically right.

Accept love and let it

circulate,

or sadly reject it

to vegetate.

All In A Nutshell

Lyrical Poem:

Nature’s windfall is when

The wind blows not wild,

And the summer breeze soft

And pleasurably mild;

When the ocean is calm

As calm can be,

And life is well-tempered

And consistently free!

The soul cries not

When the body is free,

And life seems forever

Unscathed, unbent;

The cares we experience

Seem naturally never

A burden to bear,

And the world organized

With heavenly care.

True love confirms

Humans are capable

Of being creatively fashioned,

Justifiably equal,

Living peacefully

With orderly finesse,

And with confidence

No less.

Climate Change

Referring to the pope’s encyclical with regard to climate change, it is also my view that at this point in time, there should be a concerted effort to try  and find a solution to the problem before it might be too late. The benign nature of our planet is beginning to alter its inherent characteristic.  It might not continue to tolerate the foibles of human beings who seem unconcerned about the future, in spite of the fact that we are already witnessing the devastation in certain parts of the United States that appear to be unprecedented.

No other planet would have accommodated us, considering our indifference. We seem to be more concerned about how best we can defy the warning signs, and less concerned about our survival.

The pope’s encyclical might have been prompted by the flooding in certain parts of the United States, which he considers as manifestations of warnings. When we think of the seemingly unlimited endurance of planet Earth and how fortunate we are to be spared the self-destruction so far, we should also be reminded that it is time for us, as human beings, to realize the fact that it might be too late before we finally wake up to reslity.

Blessing and Abuse

For sure, life consists of both blessings and abuses. The former might outweigh the latter, and vice versa. For example, when our mind and body function normally and our general health is good, we feel the urge to express the fact that the effect is a definite blessing, but when the mind and body become susceptible to illness, we might think otherwise. The streams of life meander along paths that are both smooth and rough. When we say that life is not a bed of roses, it is not because there are no roses around, but also bushes and shrubs with thorns that can prick us from time to time. Good and evil keep crossing one another and collide from time to time.  In fact, our planet had begun with a bang, considered as an “abuse” that had gradually become a “blessing.” When we sow the seeds that provide the foods that we eat, the benefit derived thereby should be considered a blessing, but when we sow the seeds of evil, the results therefrom are abuses that humanity must contend with. Computer technology marks the beginning of an unprecedented blessing; yet the blessing has also become and invitation to abuses by those that indulge to profit by its inherent blessing. The distinction in society is an amalgamation of blessings and abuses. Evil can somehow overpower good under certain circumstances. The difference between blessing and abuse can be clearly defined:  We do not have to think too long  before we choose to indulge in the spontaneity of fulfilling the blessings of life, but when we decide to resort to abusing others, we feel suspended in the possibility that we might, sooner or later, be held responsible for our wrongdoings and punished.  Nothing can be further from the truth that the evil of abuses hide in the unseen corners of our existence, while the acts of blessing are straightforward and revealing.