A Haiku - Man

Being mindful of Self
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What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? (Psalm 8:4)

Man is awkward, but

Aware of his shortcomings;

Never meant to fail.


© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

As true as the come . Never meant to fail , his choice.

Well said.


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picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

So very true! Enjoy your work

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David Legg 7 5 years ago from Trout Paradise, Colorado

Interesting double entendre on last line. I left me puzzling a bit. Nice work.


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Perspycacious 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Thank you, David. In keeping with the expression that "God didn't make no junk!" I am sure our "spark of divinity" was meant to be fanned, not to go out, and that we are indeed "Never meant to fail." What fun to have made a Haiku which is also an Acrostic!

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mom101 5 years ago

Very nice. Short. Sweet. Sincere. Full of meaning.

Welcome to hubpages Perspycacious and thanks for the following. I am impressed with the number of hubs you have written in such a short time. I envy you. So much to write about and to say, but, time, where do you find it? lol

Looking forward to reading more of your work. Enjoy your stay.

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PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

You are such a profound writer. People really take notice when you lay down those words. :-) Thank you for sharing.

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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

How very true; and written with so few words that encompass so much of who “man” is. This is marvelous and what Haiku is all about.

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Deborah Brooks 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

well great awesome poem and so true.. well written .. always love to read your poems..


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