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The Parody of the Divine

Updated on November 10, 2011

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The Parody of the Divine

People believe whatever they want.

I am often accused of being to blunt.

But if I am, remember I am not telling lie.

For love, money or just to get by.

Perhaps it isn’t I who is truly so bad.

So why would you get so terribly mad?

How does light in darkness corrupt your soul?

Perhaps illumination should be your goal.

The light comes in and brings a new day.

Change is inevitable it is always the way.

Today is yours and tomorrow is mine.

And parody is what makes the world so divine.

Inspiration for the Parody of the Divine

I have to say I am not a poet. This hub pages contest is my first stab at this type of writing but hub pages has a way of pushing me to write in genres I am not familiar with. And I really know nothing about poetry except perhaps it should rhythm but even then I can think so examples that do not.

So being I know nothing about poetry I thought I would just give it a whirl. After all, writing is an exploration into one's self.

In graduate school I was always told to keep things simple. It is rather genius if you can live your life this way as it limits the amount of mistakes you can make. And since I am a novice poet, I have stuck to that ideation through the process of learning to write poems. So I hope to continue, at least for this contest submitting poems to see if I am any good at writing in this genre.

My inspiration for this poem is simple. In dark times there is always light about to break through and the reign of the darkness must always end as it is nature's parody. Darkness can't always continue. It is against nature and no matter how hard nature is fought it always overcomes. And with change a new generation to lead the people out of darkness and into the light. .

And the poem uses antonyms like dark and light or today and tomorrow to show one thing leads to another. There is also the theme of nature versus the divine. But more over the premise of the poem is that there must be opposite states of existence in order for homeostasis to occur.


In Conclusion

It is pretty embarrassing to admit that I know almost nothing about poetry. I can recall some of my high school lessons but I am a Math and Science person so poetry is really out of my field. I will have to study the link above to even begin to understand how to write a poem. So with each attempt please know I am just a novice and I am trying this genre with great humility.

But with each day I shall try to get a little bit better and a little closer to truths which maybe hidden within me even from myself to share with you.

It is rather remarkable and sad that I can be so overweight in some academic fields that I have completely missed out on poetry in my life but that is the crux of being a Scientist and I shall look at this as an opportunity to become a more well rounded writer. And for all those years of Math and Science I will now try to add a bit of poetry into the mix. Perhaps I will be a better writer or just a more rounded writer. I leave it to you my critics to decide.

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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Max,

      Thank you that means a lot coming from you. I really appreciate it as I undertake studying poetry.

      JT

    • Max Havlick profile image

      Max Havlick 

      6 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      Not bad, JT, for anyone's first poem. Not bad at all.

      Max

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Tim,

      I am glad my work is being read. I read your link. It was interesting.

      Thanks for reading.

      All My Best,

      JT

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      Tim Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Old guy stuff. I saw Florida with your name, a bell rang of a hub written about the new driver's license ID thing going on in FL and how it may affect voting and the poor. Never Mind, as the host on SNL used to say - smile.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Tim,

      Really? I am smiling right now because I have never considered myself a poet. It is a bit scary trying something new and entering into a contest with such professionals but I am trying to extend myself as a writer.

      To what do you refer with the voting stuff?

      Thanks so much for enjoying my work. I try to please my audience. I will check the link out after I post this.

      Thanks again.

      All My Best,

      JT

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      Tim Mitchell 

      6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      I'm happy with what has been written, as you have shared with us all so much. Many will find much here, for sure. On the side of science may I suggest a gander here http://jult.net/txt/extern/dark_sucker_theory.txt just for fun. Truly, you are a poet JT and thanks for daring to enter with this contribution! Remember to smile and have fun, fun, fun (and, I'm still pondering about that voting stuff)

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