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Elevate the soul

 

In hand-crafted coins, wealth may reside,

But do not let them govern your soul's tide.

Forged in fire, with skill and might,

Their worth lies in use, not worship's light.

 

Let knowledge be your guiding star,

Science and literature, like beacons afar.

Seek wisdom in each written page,

To illuminate your mind and engage.

 

Resist the lure of mortal praise,

As God alone deserves our tireless gaze.

Let earthly joys remain your guide,

But place your faith in heavens wide.

 

Though books may gleam with lofty prose,

Their words are not divine, as some suppose.

For truth resides in sacred writ,

From which alone our spirits draw light.

 

So detach yourself from material gain,

And elevate your soul to heights untamed.

For in the worship of God alone,

Lies true wealth, wisdom, and a life well-known.

 

Explanation of the above poem:

 

In the palm of my hand, a coin gleams bright, its surface etched with intricate designs that tell stories of a bygone era. The weight of it reminds me of the days when I would trade these coins for food and shelter, when their value dictated my every move. But now, as I look at them with a newfound perspective, I understand that their true worth lies not in their monetary exchange, but in the memories and lessons they hold.

 

I close my eyes, recalling the wise old woman who once taught me the art of coin-making. She would spend hours by the fire, hammering and shaping each piece with care. She told me that the coins were not just tools for survival, but also symbols of resilience and ingenuity. They represented our ability to create beauty even in the face of adversity.

 

As I open my eyes, I see a book lying on my bedside table. Its spine is worn from years of use, its pages yellowed with age. This book, filled with the wisdom of philosophers and scholars, has been my guide through life's many trials. It has taught me the importance of seeking knowledge, of questioning the world around me, and of finding solace in the truths that lie beyond the confines of this mortal existence.

 

And yet, for all its enlightenment, the book cannot replace the divine connection that I feel when I gaze upon the night sky, when I marvel at the vastness of creation, and when I sense the presence of a higher power that watches over me. It is then that I realize the true wealth in my life is not found in the coins or books, but in the faith that I hold dear.

 

From now on, I vow to use my coins not as symbols of wealth or power, but as reminders of the strength and resilience that I have inherited from those who came before me. I will continue to seek knowledge and wisdom in all their forms, but I will never let them consume me. And most importantly, I will always remember that it is my faith in the divine that gives my life meaning and purpose.

 

As the sun sets, casting a warm glow across the landscape, I close my eyes once more, feeling grateful for the journey that brought me to this moment. For it is in the pursuit of balance between the material and the divine, the earthly and the heavenly, that we find true happiness and contentment. And it is there, at the intersection of these seemingly opposing forces, that we discover our place in the grand tapestry of creation.

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keith jeffries

Tue 16th Apr 2024 10:48

Another which touches so eloquently on the truth of our earthly predicament. As Rose has commented this is most certainly a poem to begin the day as it creates a good perspective on life and restores true values.
Thank you for this,
Keith

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Rose Casserley

Tue 16th Apr 2024 10:09

Hi Ghazala theres nothing like beginning the day with a lovely peaceful read-cheers m'dear!





Rose 💋

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