A Haiku - Devotion

Constancy to what is of value....

Devoted to treasures of what?
Devoted to treasures of what? | Source

Devotion is more than feeling, and only sometimes lasting....



Devotions are real

We all have them, but to what?

Money, Fame, Ease call.


Devotions change:

To parent, to lover, self.

Is it Devotion?


"Devotee" tells much,

Of what one's all about now.

Focused, yes, on what?


Constancy defines

Real devotion stable... pure,

A bulls-eye focus.


True piety lasts.

Devotion to more than self,

to a lifelong goal.


A "Devotions" book,

Fixed, certain prayers said aloud,

routinely, deeply.


Parent for children,

devotion tested, constant.

God's love: eternal.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.




Devotion....

Do you consider yourself truly devoted to something, someone, some purpose?

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phdast7 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Devotion is more than feeling, devotion is what enables one to be steadfast and faithful and true when feelings are unreliable.

Perspycacious, I love your premise and I appreciate all the Haiku which examine devotion from so many angles. An excellent Hub. SHARING


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

I am 'devoted' to reading your poetry! It is deep and strong and true!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

True devotion to a person is a wonderful feeling. Devotion to a principle is rewarding too. Thank you..Enjoyed..


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

phdast7: Thanks for sharing and for the read and Comments. Pity the persons who never devoted themselves to anything,but hoped and expected that others would be devoted to them.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: I appreciate your being a "devoted" reader of my poetry and your wonderful Comment. Are you really moving to Florida? Why not St. George, Utah? Check it out. Mild winters and swimming in Lake Powell, while close to Las Vegas.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

homesteadbound: Thanks for the heads up. It should be a little "suspect" when a supposed "writer" joins BigEzine on 4/1/2012 and has 207 articles posted by the evening of 4/2/2012! I will bet there is a lot of other copyrighted materials in his "outstanding production!!" I wonder how many others were mine!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

First and foremost I am devoted to myself. Then there is a list but basically I do my best to be a good member of this world in which we live and to do what I can to help those less fortunate.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Very thoughtful read. Devotion is such an honorable trait. Vote up!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: "To thine own self be true, and it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not be false to any man." Humility, so hard to learn, so rewarding in its accomplishment. Good points you made, a good credo.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

picklesandrufus: Thank you for another read, Comment, and vote. Have a wonderful day of practicing life at your best.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I just joined BigEzine so I can better monitor and complain about infringements there. I get the impression they are European, perhaps UK-based.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Incidentally their first editorial guideline is that all material must be the contributor's own property. If you have been infringed on by someone on that site, let me know with the BigEzine link and the link to your piece on HP and I will register a complaint with them for you.


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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

Good job Mr. P!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

April Reynolds: Nice to see you back, and I know your "writer's mind" has been busy all the time with what we will see next time from you. Glad you liked my Hub.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

great poem...this reminds me on things that you need to do for others, if it is not present then this world would have a bigger problem...


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

racinwa: Is it strange at all that devotion to others is devotion to God and to oneself? That's a 3 for 1.

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