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When at university about 1970 I asked why conflict pervades our lives. After years I found the answer is simply the question of meaning I call "the last why" since it will never be answered. Still, we try and have tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" in ways that conflict, since it was first asked by 'Eve'. Thus we've created our open-ended history of conflict we will soon close if we don't instead choose the "ideal reaction to the void".

In 2005 I decided to see if I was a fool for asking by seeking reaction to my analysis the only way an anonymous carpenter could, on this website. I first tried to attract visits with prose posts but changed to
my poems because concrete concentrated thought is memorable. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but I remain undecided. Doug.E.Barr  

 

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Monday
Jun112007

PARADISE

God gave us nature's Paradise;
To be what we could be.
We could have lived forever there;
But there was that damn tree.

God told them not to pick the 'fruit'.
They heeded not his voice.
If it's forbad, it must be good
And so they made their choice.

They took a bite and then their 'eyes'
Were opened as they ate.
Instead of knowing why for sure
They saw their naked state.

They clothed themselves to no avail.
The void they could not hide.
They built around it monuments.
By God but how they tried.

And though the void they could not fill,
Their effort they passed down
As if it were decreed by God
To be on sacred ground.

Instead the ground is barren now
And so what's been the cost?
By choosing the unnatural
The Paradise is lost.

Reader Comments (5)

This Poem is so true and thanks for writing it because it made me feel a lot better...it was great... : )

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You are welcome. Thank you. Doug.E.Barr

March 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKrystal

I APPRECIATE THIS POEM IT SPEAKS THE TRUTH, THOUGH THE PARADISE WAS LOST , THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR US THE REGAIN IT THROUGH THE RANDSOM SACRIFICE OF JEHOVAH GOD'S SON, JESUS CHRIST, IF WE FOLLOW BIBLE PRINCIPLES, GOD PROMISES TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE ON A PARADISE EARTH, PSALMS 37:34 AND PSALMS 37:28

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Had you ended you comment after "truth" it would have been appreciated. Doug.E.Barr

December 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMERCEDES

Wow !!! That was a journey,and story,most beautifully,and skillfully told. THANK YOU !!

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Thank you. Doug.E.Barr

June 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteranon

weell..honestly im looking for a more..real...sad one! but thiis is real niice ! Good job buddy !

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Good comment buddy :) Doug.E.Barr

December 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNada

This inspired me to look further into my mind and reach. That's all I can say...

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That's perfect. Doug.E.Barr

March 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor.C.Edgar

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