The Examined Life Of Self; Faith, Philosophy, and Christ


The Examined Life Of Self


The examined life of self

Through mans’ great thinker’s lens

Pronounces insignificance

Upon any of my chosen ends


Where what I know is nothing

In the grand scope of things

All answers lead to questions

Not one conclusion it brings


Except to persuade a humility

Of a metaphysical design

In a universe of potential

I inhabit a mere bit of time


My actions, all dissolved

Filtered and diffused

My hope and faith -- just dreams

Of philosophy, confused


My wisdom gets dispersed

And challenged, sure to change

My heritage and legacy

Becomes a broken chain


And all is lived for naught

Except for moments lived

The fleeting flight of time

Seems cruel, to never give


More than just a portion

Of her tremendous own

And only temporarily

Allowing us a home


Nay, why provide a space

For such a paradigm?

My spirit knows its place

In this fragment of time


My actions are foundation

To my development

I build on solid ground

That has been heaven sent


I proudly boast in Christ

He is my corner stone

He fills my heart with hope

I am never left alone


Yea, answers I still seek

To questions great and small

Each one received is wisdom

To stand, and never fall


My camp may seem quite minor

To prevailing thoughts of day

But built with brick and mortar

Mine is here to stay


You may not see its lasting

As you refine and decorate

Your contemporary school of thought

Whose end, is soon to date


My examined life has purpose!

What joy this gives my state!

I am never insignificant

As I live in God’s good grace


For He has promised me

A mansion up above

And I shall live to prosper

Forever, in His love.

Christ the Redeemer

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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Great hub. So well written and so many good points to ponder over. Well done.

(my spirit know its place.... beautiful)

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Timothy Donnelly 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Thank you Dim Flaxenwick, for your very welcome comment. As always, you are so kind and generous.

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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

A wonderful poem descriptive of your faith in our Lord and affirming the supremacy of that faith. Voted up and beautiful!

Forever His

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Timothy Donnelly 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

May we each live to prosper in God's good grace; Thank you RevLady.

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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

I can see how you relate to my work; we have similar pursuits philosophically and are kindred spirits in that sense. The first poem was a little negative in regard to significance, but the second resolved that in balance. I liked how you approached it and I relate easily to your thoughts. I feel there is purpose in everything and joy exisits when we accept life without qualification. Happiness is ours in life to hold; we simply need to make that decision. In respect of our significance, we are a spec in the vastness of life, a light that lives so fleetingly we could easily be not noticed at all. The catch is that we each hold within us the spark and essense of life itself and are therefore part of a whole. Without each and every one of us existence would not be at all. It is a dicotomy, but one I truly believe in. Life is an incredible opportunity, and its nice to share it with like souls. Take care mate!

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Timothy Donnelly 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada Author

Tony DeLorger, Thank you for your fine comment! BTW, I am at a loss to explain why it has taken me 11 months to reply and thank you for your comment here. Perhaps it was profound enough to have me consider a more comprehensive reply. I do not see that necessity right now, only to acknowledge your compliment and thoughts in a belated, but gracious way. Thank you, and all the best my good man!

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