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Poem: Human Behavior

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jjbreunig3
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since 07-29-2009
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Maine, USA


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It's hard to extol the merits of mankind
and to lavish excessive praise is insane;
recognize the gamut of vain emotion
and treatment of our brothers that's inhumane.

The natural nature of man is hardly good -
Proof is found in our vocabulary;
despite incredible accomplishments of this world,
poor relationships of man to extremes are still carried.

Our literature and news is littered
with ugly views of crime and hate.
For brief review of the damage perpetuated,
let's take time to reiterate.

There's slavery, incest, murder, torture,
greed, rape, hatred, genocide, racism,
bigotry, fear, starvation, thievery,
lasciviousness and terrorism.

Uncaring predators have always existed,
unable to overcome the evil within.
Such conditions show our need for a loving God,
to triumph over the presence and affects of sin.
From my book: Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
The ISBN is: 1-4196-5051-3

Learn more about me and my poetry at: http://www.squidoo.com/book-isbn-1419650513/

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably! --Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

© Copyright 2009 Joseph J. Breunig 3rd - All Rights Reserved
zaaclindsay
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since 08-12-2009
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Ottawa Ontario


1 posted 08-12-2009 03:02 PM       View Profile for zaaclindsay   Email zaaclindsay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for zaaclindsay

this piece echoes my sentiments and the source of discouragement at many times.  one has to ask how do we survive, let alone overcome in the midst of this much confusion and darkness.

Yet there is a narrow path, and narrow it must be to wind its way, leading us through and past all these things safely to the arms of our Father.

well done.

zaac
GBride
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since 07-02-2009
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2 posted 08-13-2009 08:37 PM       View Profile for GBride   Email GBride   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for GBride

Humans cannot help themselves without God's help. All human efforts to improve the world fail completely. Yet, those without spiritual eyes cannot see it. Like the old hymn says, "....was blind but now can see."
We must submit to God to see the world as it is. Believe God and you will see the truth. It's our only chance!
Lighthousebob
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3 posted 09-24-2009 11:13 AM       View Profile for Lighthousebob   Email Lighthousebob   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lighthousebob's Home Page   View IP for Lighthousebob

I thought that your poem was a very good observation of world condition and expressed very clearly that, obviously, we do need a Savior. Obviously.

God bless,

-Bob

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