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Chasing the Wind

April 12, 2009
By benmagos SILVER, Escondido, California
benmagos SILVER, Escondido, California
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I caught the wind today,
I have chased after it for years,
Believing it would take my tears,
And blow them all away.

I caught it in my hand,
and then tucked it deep inside of
the place I keep all things I love,
my pocket, ain't that grand?

"Wind don't like to be caught",
It whispered to me while I slept
From the pocket where it was kept,
"And you've chased me for naught"

"Wait! I have a question!"
As I was eager to explain
The purpose of my chase again
And make use of this session

"What is our purpose here?"
As I was certain she would know.
Wind, having traveled to and fro,
Said "Don't you know, my dear?"

"No, that's why I've caught you!"
For in life I found no meaning.
"Now you and I are convening,
And still its above you?"

"What have you gained from this?"
"Well you haven't told me a thing!"
"You fool! This is me answering!
Such ignorance is this!"

"I do not understand..."
"Your chase is futile, I am free,
Your work meaningless, can't catch me."
And she left me to stand.

Wisdom screamed out my name!
Somehow finally found my way,
And I'll surely share it today
With these words that then came!

Chasing after the wind,
Has been what all things are on Earth.
Meaningless! Meaningless! No Worth!
Nothing new, all has been!

I've come to peace with this,
Knowing now of something greater,
Purpose I've found in my Creator,
To spend forever in bliss.

The author's comments:
Inspired by Ecclesiastes 1, of the Bible.

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on Nov. 30 2009 at 6:35 pm
elarebadaxe SILVER, Portage, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
OCCUPY MORDOR: because one ring shouldn't be allowed to rule them all.

I love how you are so fearless in weaving the Lord into your writing! There aren't a whole lot of people that can do that.

on Aug. 1 2009 at 3:22 am
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
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That was awesome i loved it, the Lord has inspired some of my work too. I loved it too... :)

on Jul. 31 2009 at 11:11 pm
wnafeelweightless19 BRONZE, Boston, Massachusetts
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i really like your work

on Jul. 31 2009 at 5:36 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

beautiful, just beautiful.

on Jul. 7 2009 at 2:44 am
gilmorefreak GOLD, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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this is amazing!

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on Jul. 6 2009 at 11:17 pm
Kelsie SILVER, Big Lake, Minnesota
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Wow! I love your interpretation of this passage in the Bible. It definately puts it into a different perspective.

on Jul. 6 2009 at 10:00 pm
trmpetzetc. SILVER, Laurens, South Carolina
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This is a beautiful poem. I think it's wonderful that it's inspired by the Bible.I am always on the lookout for other Christian writers. That verse is a beautiful verse. May God bless you in all you do.

on Jul. 6 2009 at 5:54 pm
awesomeaugust GOLD, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground"
~Theordore Roosevelt

I really like it