Sunday, January 20, 2013

Feet of Clay (Blogophilia 48.5)

He came with feet of clay
Another claiming he's the next coming
Circumstances horrific
Turning golden,
Shining in the sun
Trumpets and pipes
Heralding triumph
Celebrating victory
Until...
Like all the others
Triumph is hollow
Victory is false
As he falls under the weight
Of betrayal and lies
But when faith dies,
There is always hope
Knowing
He came with feet of clay

26 comments:

  1. You have identified an all too common link in today's world. The feet of clay... Your stanza about false victories is so timely... David II

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    1. It is. One of the "benefits" of the instant world we live in is very little can remain hidden.

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  2. I know this feeling all too well, having followed Big Mac all the way to 70. Now, he will never make the hall, nor should he.
    signed ~ Myke

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    1. There are a lot modern athletes in this boat. Victory is everything. The journey there, nothing.

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  3. When faith is broken it is hard to ever restore, but at the same time everyone seems to start with the benefit of the doubt in their favor.

    TM

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    1. Some of it is disbelief that another human failed.

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  4. Well said! So many have this syndrome you describe so well. 8 points Earthling! :)
    Marvin

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  5. Proof positive that we are such flawed beings.... and hindsight is 20/20. You would think we would be jaded by now, but most of us are creatures who always grasp for hope. But perhaps in the overall view this may be a good thing. Awesome, timely write! :D

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    1. Maybe it will be. At least until the next wizard tells us not to look behind the curtain.

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  6. Yes!!! One of your best, I love this :)

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  7. I much enjoyed this! Kudos


    Michelle K

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  8. this is so true and very well written!

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  9. like you Christopher .... he makes his mark no matter what... great write pal... loved it..

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  10. Really enjoined this. So many are never what they seem. My guess is he could have won those races with his God given talents.

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  11. Dad when the fear of failure is enouhh to make us compromise all that is honorablle & good about ourselves. Great write! Demme

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    1. Sad. ..sad...not dad :-( demme

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    2. If you find a way to cover that track, you are on the right track.

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