I don't claim to be an expert
In whom all wisdom does rest,
But in all things I'm involved,
I try to do my very best.
I don't have all the answers
To life's troubles, it's true,
But on things I have opinions,
I will most surely tell you.
I don't intend to hurt others
By the things I do or say,
But I also believe wholeheartedly
Truth should have its way...
I believe we as adults
Should be free to do and say
But must accept full responsibility
For our words and deeds each day.
I believe we are each born
With unique talents and abilities too,
And there is surely someone watching
To see how with them we do.
I believe we are the sum
Of all we do and say
And will be judged accordingly
On that final day...
I believe there is a force for good
Available to help us along life's way,
But just as surely a force for evil
Is waiting to make us easy prey.
I believe the force for evil
Will test us often, you see,
And if we don't resist strongly
Will convince us it's evil to be.
I believe when two or more gather
The force for good is there too,
But we must reach out for it
As it is our free choice to do...
I believe throughout our life
We must continue our best to try,
Or when it is finished
We'll have nothing but an alibi.
In the act of living, we make ripples
Like a rock dropped in a still pond,
And I believe the power of our actions
May continue to ripple on and on.
So if we are to be judged
In the future, it must surely be,
For it may take generations
For our ripples to cease, you see...
I believe we must in each other
Try to bring out the best,
For in the worst of us
Are treasures to be blessed.
I believe our quest for worldly goods
And for fortune and fleeting fame
Detract from the opportunities we have
To know each other in God's name.
I believe when our deeds are examined,
The only ones to have value it's true,
Will be the good we've done for others
As Christ commanded us to do...
I believe man is on a journey
Whose beginning is not known,
A continuing search of the heavens
In hopes of finding our real home.
I believe that on this journey
There is much we've not been told,
But as we seek out our destiny,
The whole story will surely unfold.
I believe we may find some truths
Which have carried us this far,
May have to be abandoned
As we journey toward our star...
It is not really necessary
That others believe as me,
But that we each have a value system
To guide our lives through history.
For without some value system
And some belief to guide each day,
We would be unable as a civilization
To ever find the true way.
True happiness we will never achieve
Unless we complete life's plan
And someday reach that eternity
God promised to every man...
The Journey Of Man
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Published: April 26, 2022
I don't claim to be an expert
ABOUT THE POET:Bio: Retired; 1. 20 years as a combat decorated flying officer in USAF. 2. !5 years as a business professor at various colleges and universities. Now 25+ years as a volunteer in religious, service, and veterans associations. Hobbies: People Writing Relaxing Favorite Quotes: "Yesterday is history Tomorrow is just a promise Today is all we are guaranteed Better make the best of it". Bill Watkins “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” ~ William Arthur Ward.. "I believe as poets we should be true as we can to the constraints of the style of poetry we are using. But still strive to get our 'message' across within those parameters." Bill Watkins "Our poems full of wisdom show my friends. Experience is a great teacher in the end. And with applied wisdom one can win Eternity in heaven and peace deep within." Bill Watkins