How Lonely is the Pen

Clap

one gets lost in the croud

everyone claps at the one understood

or at least his utterance

meets them where they are at


'tis easy to get an ovation

when one talks plain

no art, no taste, beauty bluntly portrayed

Is there something in this to be learned?


Perhaps, but what do I know of such things

more used to speaking incomprehensible profundities

then saying the simple to please.

for pleasing was never my aim

though being heard

my fantasy.


Hiss

and the world hisses at you,

not because it understands what you say

but just because you ask

to demand reason

the world likes chaos

good day


What to say

express a thought

when you think wrong

all that rot

seeing things as you want them to be

knowing that they won't conform

that's how things are you see


perhaps an idealist

not much of a friend

when all you see must change

pushing for an upward trend


it is easy to love

when you live down below

but what about the rest

we desire love too you know?


oh well we picked our hight

its our fault we are alone.

sparrows have flocks

eagles roam without such things.


perhaps they have learned better then we

having no need

'tis a sad thought to say

to think is to pretend

considering that you shouldn't bleed

or perish from need.

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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

It's beautiful and heartfelt.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

*smile* I am glad you find it so. My ruminations at present aren't always pleasant but I will come around. Some of my earlier work is more cheerful.


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Jaggedfrost...life isn't always pleasant...sometimes it merits cheer, sometimes not. This is a deep piece to which I relate. Nice work!


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

lol, I am glad and sorry you relate if you will excuse my ambivalence. It always merits Cheer and usually what cheer we gain is probably a matter of perspective. I will take responsibility for the fact that due to a number of very compelling excuses I do have a rather hard time keeping perspective.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

JF -There is no requirement to be pleasant or to suit anyone's expectations. The only requirements are your own.

Perspective still qualifies as perspective from the bottom of the well. What matters is that the present time is lived to its fullest with awareness, even when it's dank and dark. Only then can one have the freedom and authority to choose whatever perspectives for one's "nows" - or else to remain. Externals are not the real source of cheer. Sometimes we try too hard to analyze and miss truth that is begging to be noticed. It appears that you notice.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

lol in noticing I laugh and cry at myself. I know what I know and so do you. Yet, even in the knowing we find ourselves in rarefied air. It grieves me only that this is so. I think this hight would serve the masses if they would but come. I write in the hopes that one day they will.


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hillrider 5 years ago from Mid-west United States

Perspective and perception are a couple of factors to be considered before taking any stance.Primarily because just as a hill can block our view so can our perspective inhibit our perception allowing us to view things imperfectly.

Clarence Larkin gave an excellent example of this truth when he created the chart The "Mountain Peaks" of Prophesy ...

http://www.preservedwords.com/images/lprophecy.gif

Since old testament prophets were unable to see this "church age" their prophesy isn't the same as our viewpoint today. Knowing only what we know, our ability to make informed and competent decisions is based upon this lack of knowledge and can impair the truth. But the truth still exists regardless of our perspective. When we come to learn, act, think and feel based upon a competent perspective our perceptions can and often do change.

Take it this way, before we learned to write in cursive script we may not have recognized these letters as more than squiggles.I remember as a kid I wanted to use this script so bad that i created pages of squiggled lines. No One knew what it was except me. My perspective wasn't theirs but it didn't diminish what I had thought I had accomplished until my parents explained they were squiggles and showed me the difference. Today I look at prescriptions my doctor writes and wonder if he knows the difference ...LOL

Okay enough prattling about that. I was not surprised but question the reasoning behind the following :

"perhaps but what do I know of such things

more used to speaking incomprehensible profundities

then saying the simple to please."

JFrost-your final comment above begs me ask the question...How could you expect the masses to come if you insist upon "speaking incomprehensible profundities."

I don't exhort or extol being a people pleaser but in order for the "masses" to get the point, don't they need to understand ? If you have the ability to help them to do so and it is your desire for this to happen, my perspective is that your intentionally allowing yourself to fail.

Please share your thoughts so I can fulfill my desire to complete my own perception okay...thanks.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

The problem I face is the same one that every man with the truth faces, the fact that we are not Gods on earth but his servants and the things we know are way too complex to be conveyed by the human tongue regardless of the language one speaks. The Adamic tongue being dead, one can but speak the best one can and bring up the questions and then point them to their Father in Heaven for the answers. The things I have to say are more of the same and perhaps more so. Speaking in riddles is the nature of most men of God as I strive to be. Eventually we get to the point where we cant speak in public plainly.


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hillrider 5 years ago from Mid-west United States

Jfrost, I would prefer to have this discussion outside of your page so as not to draw attention away from your poem but hope you will allow two quick (I will try LOL) comments.

You rightly speak that our language is not enough to compel anyone. That's why it is through the Holy Spirit that all things are done. When we witness it isn't us who move but the spirit who moves through us, as a vehicle so to speak to carry HIS message, not ours.

Secondly. It is said God has no need of man. That all things are possible through HIM. Not through our efforts. When we begin to believe that we personally have some affect/effect on the spirituality of others we are taking credit that (IMO) is not ours to claim.

We do what we can to serve Him because it is our privilege, our passion and our proof of love and faith. To share what we have learned with others, that they might to be so moved to find what we have found. And in so doing it is our responsibility (IMO) to do anything we can to avail ourselves of our talents and abilities to make ourselves understood. Not for our benefit, but for His glory.

I believe you meant parables rather than riddles. The purpose of the parable is to make something known through the use of situations or stories that as humans we can relate to. If we were simply to benefit from an injection of knowledge man could be made more so at any time by God. The teaching serves dual purpose, it allows the "student" and "teacher" to both serve on the same ground, at the same time. Normally a teacher is elevated and we are told "let not many of you be called teachers" because we should not seek this elevated stance. Instead we are to keep ourselves humble and on a par with those whom we serve . Because in truth the teacher is he whom serves, "let the greatest among you be least." This was done by our teacher(Jesus)and keeps us doing, as He DID.

Anyway my friend I am enjoying your poetry, our discussions and your friendship. I hope I have not expressed my views in a manner inconsistent from your intent or at odds with your beliefs. I just try to share - not control, not debate, not teach. Thanks for this opportunity ...


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

I sent you a email discussing this matter my friend and if you don't gag on it from the indigestion it may cause, perhaps it will give you some answers to questions you have long had but not had the insight to grab on to. I am not sure that i am willing or that it is relevant to document my answer but it is how I understand things.

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