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Atop A Silly Post
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By Louis Gander
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Atop A Silly Post

Two places at one time; can I
reside in such a place?
It just may be impossible
to live in such a space.

A fence post, can I sit atop
and balance there alone?
A post between two worlds,
on post that's all my own.

On one side of the fence I crave
the things that draw my eyes.
I yearn for boat or brand new car,
I want for grand surprise.

But that side's so deceptive
I become completely blind.
I cannot see the other side,
the side with peace of mind.

Now if, in faith, I travel there
and seek the real life,
away will be the blindness
and long gone too, the strife.

Can I see past the physical
and open up my eyes?
Can my eyes see reality
before my body dies?

Can I live in the spiritual
so I'm not living blind?
Can I live in the spiritual
the way I was designed?

Designed by my Creator,
designed by God above,
designed to live by faith alone,
designed to live in love.

The next time I am found to be
atop a silly post.
I'll only jump with Godly faith
to Him who loves me most.

©2021 louis gander


Timely Comments on this Poem

Posted by Gary James Smith on 8/9/2021 at 6:25 AM

Amen Louis for this wonderfully written poem...it was my pleasure to post it!

Posted by Geneva Poynter on 8/9/2021 at 12:04 PM

I think we all find ourselves atop a silly post now and then. Sometimes we see reality for a while and then there's another "silly post." Thank you for that poem. It made me think about some of the "silly posts" in my own life.

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Submitted: Friday, August 6, 2021

Last Updated: Monday, August 9, 2021

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


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