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Were We All To Take Life Lightly - A Poem

Updated on February 16, 2015

Man's intended a better fate.

No matter the world's sad, forlorn state...
No matter the world's sad, forlorn state... | Source

A Red Cross doctor was beheaded today 4/29/2012.


Were we all to take life lightly,

Who would there be to feed the poor?

If our world stopped praying nightly,

Could life go on, and are you sure?


Once upon a different age,

When man was in an earlier stage,

Survival was the only game.

No one cursed, none gave God the blame.


Now with all we know and cherish,

Some would seek those old ways before.

Some would curse, say man must perish.

Some won’t strive for Heaven’s door.


Were we all to take life lightly,

No God to curse; so curse each other.

Soon a final struggle mighty,

No one spared, brother against brother.


I’ll rest my case, but here’s my notion:

For all the world’s sad, forlorn state,

Where no matter our own deep devotion:

Man’s intended a much better fate.


See it now in his compassion.

It’s spoken in his truest words.

Surely there’s a God in Heaven.

Who even feeds the smallest birds.


He and His angels know our heart.

He sent His Son to teach us all.

Search deep within your every part.

There is no need for man to fall.


Were we all to take life lightly,

His Son will come, no matter what;

Take us home to be judged rightly.

Before the door of Heaven shut.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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      Demas W Jasper 7 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Now, these four years later, I heard an expression I will keep: "Life is a tunnel, not a cave."

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      raciniwa: You are so right! It is sabbath day here now, a day of rest and reflection, planning and preparing. Thanks for the visit.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      that's what the Holy Book says, time and time again, we always kill the messengers, people don't ever learn that our role in this world is not to acquire material things but to enhance our Spirit so as to prepare for the next life...life on earth is just temporary...

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rahul0324: You were named appropriately. Do you do your best writing after dark? (That surely is a strange term! One would think that "after dark" would mean following the sunrise. Economy of words, I presume. "After (the coming of) dark", shortened down to "after dark".

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Demas: No sir I am not related to Mr. Gandhi or the Gandhi family.... My name is Rahul Rakesh... Rahul meaning the for bearer of enlightenement... ( Lord Buddhas Son) and Rakesh meaning king of the night or The moon!...

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rebeccamealey: Oh! You are my "gal Friday." If my "light and love" is shining through my writing, I am getting closer to the mark. Thanks so much.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Your poetry is so pretty and it is so easy to see your light and love shine through!Blessings!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      sheilanewton: Sheila, those who killed the Scottish doctor were no different in their act than anyone anywhere who kills for money with no other cause than selfishness, drugs, or a sheer thirst for power over another. Fortunately, enlightened societies know that those who do such things should have no sanctuary anywhere.

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      sheilanewton 5 years ago from North Shields, UK

      It seems outrageous to me that ANY group - militant factions included - could do such a thing to someone who only wants to help. I often contribute to the Red Cross. I'll certainly send a donation for this cause. Thanks for informing me - I didn't know about this tragedy.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The Red Cross does wonderful work, I have volunteered with them and do donate. Thanks for your poetry and attention here.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      BlossomSB: That is why Christians and other believers need to "Give Him the joy of loving you at your best." (Marvin J. Ashton) Thanks for your comment.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      picklesandrufus: "words that [make sense]" every writer's first dogma. "really thought provoking" is a second one. Two for two it seems! (Love that smile and this comment.)

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      He feeds the birds and He knows when even a sparrow falls. How He must sorrow over the ways of the world. Thank you for your thought-provoking hub.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      Really thought provoking hub. In this topsy turvy world, when nothing makes much sense, it is nice to read words that do. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Vote up

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rahul0324: You have chosen a famous first or penname. Could you by any chance be related to Rahul Gandhi? Noble hereitage of the name in any case.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Demas... you are too kind to usher such words to me...!:)

      You yourself are a great writer and inspire us and our soul with your motivating writing!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dave Mathews: Dave, your comments are always appreciated. I'm glad you found this Hub, and took time from your busy day to comment.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      rahul0324: As impressive as you think this Hub is, I think your Comment is one of the best I have read, especially your last paragraph. You write beautifully, and intelligently about so many things. HubPages and I are lucky to have you writing here. Thank you.

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Thank you for this marvellous poem.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      "See it now in his compassion.

      It’s spoken in his truest words.

      Surely there’s a God in Heaven.

      He even feeds the smallest birds."

      Great people have always faced hatred and hostility while they lived! Such was the case of Jesus, Copernicus, Sai, Galileo and many others..

      Humans, we mortals fail to understand the signs from heaven! We neglect holy spirits, kill them, behead them and sow the seeds of our own damnation

      This simply beautiful verse captures the very essence of the mortal souls and urges us to look beneath our skin and question ourselves in aspects of moral righteousness

      Beautiful poem Demas!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      I believe He will forgive you, especially since you were writing this amazing piece for His glory! In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      flashmakeit: Perhaps because they considered him "an infidel" and they were "given the right" in their reading and interpretation of their holy book to kill any and all infidels...and for the sake of their terrorism.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      The doctor was trying to help some one why did they behead him?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Sanity is a matter of degrees. Few now can claim real insanity as a defense. Of course God is "able to keep us all sane in this crazy world" but it is our responsibility to exercise dominion over this world, and to do so righteously. We are blessed to know the end of the story, and to have been told of its beginning. What happens in between is our own responsibility.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      How terrible for the doctor. What is this world coming to. May God be able to keep us all sane in this crazy world. God bless.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Faith Reaper: I skipped the first part of my church sevices today to write this. I trust I may be forgiven. Off to church. I appreciate your affirmations. God bless.

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago

      Oh,perspycacious, this is my absolute favorite one yet!!! Such beautiful words of His Truths. In His Love, Faith Reaper