Solemn And Desperate We Walk This Earth

Solemn and desperate we walk this earth

Spending life in a quest for the Almighty.

The One we think we know through books

Through hymns,

Through symbols,

Through statues,

Through all manner of mankind’s understanding.

Living this life for the hope of something better;

Squandering precious time at the crossroads,

Looking north, south, east and west directionless

Leads to an unfulfilled life–

One of sadness and regret as this door closes.

Assuredly this is not what is thirsted for,

Nor what the Creator desires for his children

Yet we pretend to be omniscient;

Claiming to know what God wants of us,

Acting as judge and jury over our fellow man.

Even the Bishop of Rome has seen the light saying,

“Who am I to judge” realizing his humanness.

What if we were to love our fellow man,

Love ourselves enough to live life to the fullest,

Wouldn’t we be living as we were designed to,

Letting bygones be bygones?


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

15 thoughts on “Solemn And Desperate We Walk This Earth

  1. Believe it or not, Book 4 of the Game of Thrones series had some interesting ideas on religion, faith, and the search for God. Have you read it?

    I absolutely love this new Pope. Yes … “let he who is without sin cast the first stone”.

    Great poem. 🙂

    • I do like this new Pope as well, he seems to be genuine in his love for humanity. No I have not read the Game of Thrones series nor have I seen the show although I may. It does look pretty good. 🙂

      • I was trying to find you that quote from Book 4 – his twist on “those who do not learn from the past are destined to repeat it” – his twist was “those who do not learn from the past will completely miss it when people do it all over again”. Plus, every nation has its own religion – the Seven (Maid, Mother, Crone, Father, Smith, Stranger), Weirwoods, R’hllor, and many, many more – and the weary/ unfortunate have so many questions about the nature of the gods. Arya’s character – in book 4 – is especially interesting in the House of Black and White – all the old, “forgotten” gods. Many of her questions are born of grief and weariness. But anyway … I ramble.

        This Pope is very interesting, and good for the Faith – though I was a bit disappointed by his recent comments about the sex abuse scandals. 😦

      • Thanks Jen, I will have to look into these books they sound quite interesting. As far as the churches stance on the sex scandals, I have been disappointed by these all along. It appears that it is much more widespread than they are willing to admit and until they confront it head on it will continue to be a rather large thorn in their side. By the way I love intelligent rambling.

      • Hi Dom! Gald you like the intelligent rambling; I have a lot of ramble. (Not sure how “intelligent” it is some days though.)

        The Game of Thrones book series is a pleasant surprise. The first half book was dull – all the royal houses and main characters were being established – but once “the fit hit the shan” at the end of the first book, it got to be VERY interesting. And the more the main characters suffer, the more the author has a chance to slip in some interesting philosophical passages. It’s a fun series … except when main characters die … and the author LOVES to kill main characters. (The bastard!!!)

        Tyrion Lannister is my favorite – he’s survived 4 1/2 books so far so I’m hopeful. 🙂

        As to the church sex scandal … I suspect nothing will be done … and there will be no humble apologies and/or reparations … until the main characters are DEAD. Sadly.

      • You have convinced me, I am going to read the Game of Thrones books. 🙂 And yes I love the rambling. My kids always tell me that they don’t want a speech, I guess because I tend to ramble as well. As to the church sex scandal, I agree, I don’t think there will be any real changes any time soon.

      • It took till Pope John II to get an apology for doing so little during the Nazi era … it may take 40 years to get an apology and/or action re: the scandals. 😦

        As to GoT – lots of philosophy and “food for thought” – but lots of “stuff” that will make you understand why HBO wanted to film it, too, so be forewarned. o.O

        My kid hides when it comes to my political ramblings. He sees the warning signs – i.e. Rush Limbaugh on a new blurb, a political speech, etc. – and runs. Poor guy!!!! If he’s cornered I get the eyes-rolling, “yes mom, yes mom, okay mom….”

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