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Coconuts
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By Louis Gander
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Coconuts

God made every coconut -

and each day many fall.

There's many 'round about us but,

they never heard His call,

 

and...

God is ignored.

 

Walking through a park one day, I

willed not to succumb...

to be a coconut that lacked a speck,

of any Godly wisdom,

 

but...

God was ignored.

 

Then I bent down and picked one up -

much heavier than thought,

(just like the burdens on our backs,

when we are overwrought)

 

but...

God was ignored.

 

Still holding that old coconut -

my conscious thoughts had blurred.

As I walked out upon a pier,

I willed that God be heard,

 

but...

God was ignored.

 

I wondered just how big of splash

that coconut could make -

so then in fervor, threw that nut -

a great splash in the lake,

 

but...

God was ignored.

 

My feet got wet, I shook my head -

and quickly walked away.

It seems as though the world wins.

What more can my God say?

 

And...

God was ignored.

 

Curiously, I looked back.

As if it had been gloating,

there bobbing on the little waves,

the coconut was floating.

 

and...

God was ignored.

 

Throughout this world, the zombies walk -

in sinful, futile ruts -

and burdens weigh on shoulders as

their hard old coconuts,

 

and...

God is ignored.

 

God alone redeems the nut,

and let me tell you what -

that I was just like all the rest -

a stubborn coconut...

 

but...

God wasn't ignored.

 

©2011 louis gander


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Submitted: Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Updated: Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1954. It's the poem's message that matters- not the poet.


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