From God to Man

From God to Man

A Poem by David Lewis Paget

When we were numbered as old men

To peak, at three score years and ten,

God thought to have contained our pride,

As all our knowledge with us died.

 

But man was formed in God’s own frame

And as such, he designed man’s brain,

He must have known that what we knew

Would be passed on, from me to you.

 

And all the knowledge of God’s mind

For generations, would unwind,

Would be recorded, pen and ink

And give descendants cause to think.

 

Our language would become refined

Beyond what he, in grace, designed,

Though he, in anger, rent the tower

Of Babel, man defied his power.

 

For science, in its infancy

Would lift his veil of secrecy,

Unravel every atom known

Of knowledge, that was God’s alone.

 

‘Til now, in pride and arrogance

Men say we happened here by chance,

There is no God up in the sky

But evolution brought us nigh!

 

Man is the ruler of his fate

We say, the lesson’s learned too late

That man’s corrupt, corroding hand

Wreaks pain and slaughter through the land.

 

And clever as men seem to claim

We can’t control the falling rain,

We hide beneath our lightning rods,

But still men strut, and think they’re Gods.

 

He sent the flood in times gone by

Then set his rainbow in the sky,

But if his covenant we break…

It may well be our last mistake!

 

David Lewis Paget

© 2012 David Lewis Paget


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This is so well done. I'm reading a book called The Shack right now and this made me think of it. Talk about a book that has theological discussions per chapter! Man's cockiness will be our demise not the end of the world. We can be our own worst enemies.

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Emerald Seas

9 Years Ago

The Shack is one of my favorite books! You will love it!



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Another great write and I like the last line, we can't get too close to God, this is very thought provoking.

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WOW - This is very powerful - Very well said!
He sent the flood in times gone by
Then set his rainbow in the sky,
But if his covenant we break…
It may well be our last mistake!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

good write. This one makes you think.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is excellent, and I can see what you mean compared to my writing. Seeing as I just started to pick it up about 6 months ago, I am appreciative for your feedback, I learn each poem I write. Your work is to be learned from also. Awesome!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so well done. I'm reading a book called The Shack right now and this made me think of it. Talk about a book that has theological discussions per chapter! Man's cockiness will be our demise not the end of the world. We can be our own worst enemies.

Posted 9 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Emerald Seas

9 Years Ago

The Shack is one of my favorite books! You will love it!
Amazing! Very strong Poem..God bless you sir :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very well-thought. I enjoyed reading this. The title is definitely fitting. In a way, the title of "God" has gone from God to man as well. Well one, friend!

Posted 9 Years Ago


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You sure bring hope to the multitudes.A sense of wonder and beauty to the world. I think your ideas bear witnessing and wondering about as I use this brain that i was given to ponder my own existence and purpose.may we both leave this world a better place.May we pass on in the arms of the one we love from a life well spent.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An eye-opening poem. How many mistakes do we have left to make?

Posted 9 Years Ago


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David, thank you....this was a terrific write and coming from you..I was surprised and happy..A well thought out and beautiful write..love Kathie

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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David Lewis Paget

Moonta, South Australia, Australia



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