Saturday, April 14, 2012

Doomsday?



Poetics Aside Prompt: Doomsday Poem

 
We acquire the art
To close our minds
To things we do not want to hear
But God has said
‘Every eye shall see’
In that moment when He will appear
‘Every knee shall bow
Every tongue confess
As stars rain upon the sod
That this is He
The great I AM
Behold; the one true God

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They call it Doomsday
Ominous connotation
But for salvation

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It must have felt like Doomsday…

*“God himself couldn’t
Sink the Titanic’ he said,
I guess he was wrong


*Walter Lord attributes it to a 'deck hand' at Southampton on April 10th 1912. He allegedly said it to Mrs Sylvia Caldwell, a second class passenger. See page 73 of the illustrated version of A Night to Remember.

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Doomsday at last
Everyone relaxes...
...no more death
and no more taxes!


Janet~

5 comments:

  1. I love the quote from the Tianic. I think it was very apropos in this particular piece.

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  2. Hi Janet,

    I love your take on this, especially the first.

    "We acquire the art
    To close our minds
    To things we do not want to hear
    But God has said"

    Not only is it true that we do that, and not only is it more true than anything else that G-d said, and His saying is all we need to know about the subject,
    it is worded so beautifully.

    I did not try this prompt yet today (kids everywhere, needing needing wanting asking :) I love it! ), but wanted to do the same subject: "Doomsday" for many is the Day of the L-rd for others of us, and reason to celebrate. Thank you for the beauty of these words.

    Emma

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  3. OE thank-you again for your thoughts~

    Emma,Than-you, I appreciate your thoughts SO much. I had a tiny wee break between 'want' and 'need' to quickly write something. I hope to read your thoughts later!

    God bless,

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  4. Every tongue confess
    As stars rain upon the sod
    That this is He
    The great I AM
    Behold; the one true God

    So much power in this and I like the bit of humor in the end, Janet! Smiles!

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  5. Thank-you Hannah, I hope I did not sound flippant with that last one, but it is tax season and I simply hoped to offer some smile-relief.

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