The song from the bell

The song from the bell

A Poem by J. Marc
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philosophical

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The song from the bell


Indeed, the most terrible of all things
Is the human being in his silliness.
Pity the person who shed the heavenly light
Upon someone who does not understand eternity
For this light will not shine upon him
It can only put fire and reduce to ashes
Cities and countryside alike.

© 2009 J. Marc



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It's very true that even those with good intentions may do horrible things to forward a dogma that they may or may not even comprehend. In the second line, would "folly" carry more appropriate connotation than "silliness.". I think of the latter as more a measure of goofiness vs. the former (which brings mire foolish undertone to mind).

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I love this poem and it speaks on so many levels both literally and figuratively, the tangible and the imagined. Most of all it speaks the truth.

Posted 6 Years Ago


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This is very profound. Thankyou

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

It's very true that even those with good intentions may do horrible things to forward a dogma that they may or may not even comprehend. In the second line, would "folly" carry more appropriate connotation than "silliness.". I think of the latter as more a measure of goofiness vs. the former (which brings mire foolish undertone to mind).

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice poem. Loved how you used the concept of heavenly light. Keep up the good work

Posted 6 Years Ago


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aw- the folly of a fool , good poem- well done

Posted 7 Years Ago


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A stark cautionary write-- careful who you preach to… or teach. A poorly chosen student may use those teachings for malevolent purposes. A powerful and thought provoking write.


Posted 7 Years Ago


can only put fire and reduce to ashes
That's beautiful (:

Posted 7 Years Ago


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This is sad indeed...To offer Salvation to someone who tramples it under their feet..Great write..Keep the creative pen flowing..Sunflower

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Wow, nice write! I liked how simple this write was, yet how deep and complex the underlying message of it was. I loved the line 'It can only put fire and reduce to ashes'. This was a really thought-provoking read! :)
~PaperHearts

Posted 7 Years Ago


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