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Friday, December 5, 2008

Words to Panic By

The Second Coming - W.B Yeats, 1919

Turning and turning in the widening gyre,
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
And that's only the first stanza. In the 2nd stanza, things get nastier than "mere" anarchy.

Good night. Sleep tight.
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whats so scary about the second coming ?

bobn said...

If the words of the poem - combined with current events - dont scare you, I want some of whatever you are smoking.

Anonymous said...

That poem is a false definition of the second coming. The current events are signs that the second coming is close. So no, I am not scared at all, and I dont do drugs.

A Jew for Jesus said...

I'm looking forward to it! Better the rapture than the rapist.

bobn said...

My problem is I'm more or less agnostic. So I see the tribulations without the rapture - for everyone.

Anonymous said...

God is the God of hope. You don't have to be afraid.

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“ O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?”

The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
(1 Corinthians 15:50-58)
The Missionary

bobn said...

I appreciate the kind thought. Thank you.

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