Black Poetry : God's Fingerprint

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    God's Fingerprint

    On the Sistine, Michaelangelo painted God's fingered thrust
    giving with Love the gift of Life to Man fresh from dust.
    First breath, beneath the Heavens ! Second breath, on land and sea !
    From then 'til now, a thrusted finger sculpts his Destiny.

    Not long ago, Instinct was his primal need and guide
    when smells repelled, fires frightened and lightning made him hide
    and stars up in the Heaven were just punctures in the night
    while reflections in the water were the ghosts he could not fight.

    Then Lightning struck and all beasts ran. He made a mental leap
    to stand his ground in Thunder's roar, a choice to "not" retreat.
    And Nature merged with Instinct to define Creation's goal
    from God's thrusted fingerprint now stamped upon his Soul.

    And if Time's compressed into a day for beasts for Man and flowers,
    then Life with many a cell showed up in just the last twelve hours.
    And Dinosaurs walked on Earth last hour ! Pre-Man, a minute or so !
    Modern Man, you and I only just got here less than a second ago.

    Still time to learn from Wisdom ! Still time to shed the Fears
    of pain and War mourned by moms who've cried a billion tears.
    Embrace the Life that's precious. Be proud you're Man from dust
    and fashioned by the hand of God in a single fingered thrust !

    Namyh
     
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    This is

    the first poem of yours I have had the pleasure to read. I'm not one to "critique" per se, but I know what I like, and this was nice. I enjoyed the point about how young mankind is to the earth and that we ought to awaken our consciousness to this blessing that we have before us called life.

     
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    yes this touch deep we surely must awaken to the truth and honor life we given
     
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    Phynxofkmt – I believe you hit it on the head. Often, we are a take-for-granted species capable of noble leaps and self inflicted spectacular tumbles. Perhaps it’s our youth. If the Earth is 4 1/2 Billion years old and we are 5 Million years old, then we’ve only been here for less than 1% of the time and even less than that in our present physical form. Where’s my pacifier? Thanks Phynx. Glad you liked. Namyh
     
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    Rich – We take for granted that we’ve been here a long, long time when in fact of geological time, we’ve been here less than a full blink of the eye. That boggles the mind. When searching for truth and honor, we should keep that in mind because we’ve only begun to look. Thanks so much for your words, Rich. Namyh
     
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    LIKE MIKE


    MASTERFUL :read:
     
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    Hello Harry...

    :wave:
    You should have your own little corner on Destees, where we could all
    get cozy and absorb your poetic stories. Your art not only stirs the soul
    but feeds the brain.

    Thanks for sharing!


    MaddSistahlyLoveAlways!
    Coco:heart:
     
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    This was a wonderful piece....Really put my mind in alignment.. Thank you
     
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    1poetsought – You’re on. And what we fail to use of that totality to benefit ourselves weakens any awareness that’s left. That sure leaves a gap of room to do better and we are at our best when we are filling gaps. Very perceptive of you and thanks. Namyh
     
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    Coco - Ahhh Shucks Coco! Now you got me all blushin’ and everything and I thank you for it. I feel honored my work stirred your soul. No poet could ever want a more noble place to stir and leave a fingerprint of being present. Namyh
     
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