For the Lack of Ten Good Men the World Falls

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 25th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1okz9f80/
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My friends, we live in a world where we are told, over and over again, by our mothers, our friends, in magazines, news papers, on the radio and television, if it hurts you some where, somehow, or someway, that we have a pill, or a cream, or some bubbling thing that will make it all better. This is my take on that lie.

For the Lack of Ten Good Men the World Falls


For the Lack of Ten Good Men the World Falls

When the solutions
To the questions
Of our days and times
Begin to unwind
In tired and used-up ways
That always seem to be tied
To the accumulation
Of our transgressions.

The Answers


And how
The answers
To the truths
Of these problems
Seem as if they always aim
Away from the very breast of God
But to anonymity of our darkness

And not what is right
Or of light.

Of Old Sodom


I’m thinking of old Sodom here,
The story of Lot,
How his wife turned to a pillar of salt
Because she refused
The warnings of God
Even as her world
Burned behind her
As His reminder.

Remembering the Pleadings


And I am
Remembering the pleadings
Of Abraham to His God,
To my God,
To the God of us all,

That if a hundred good men
Of righteousness could be found
Would God then save the town?

And God Answers


And Gods answer was,
That if only ten good men
Could righteously stand
Before Him
That He would save them all
And it was for lack of these ten
Good men
That old Sodom fell
Into the cracks of hell.

In the Very Breath of the Answer



Surely it is here
In the very breath of this answer
That our darkness is honored
As we displease
The Father

And disregard
His never ending call
To us all.


uTAH jAY

By the Votes of Fools



As a recovering heroin addict, I am deeply troubled by the States who legalized recreational use of marijuana with the votes of fools. And though it has been said by many that the truth of the matter is, that every pot smoker will not become a heroin addict, it is just as truthful to say, that every heroin addict started their journey to hell with the use of marijuana.

My friends, we must remember that we live in a world where we are told, over and over again, by our mothers, our friends, in magazines, news papers, on the radio and televisionthat will make the pain go away. This is what we are taught from that very first syrupy spoonful of pain reliever our mother gives us to gag down. "It will make you feel better" she told us.

Addiction for many people like myself is a result of a lifelong condition that usually begins and ends with pain. Both emotional pain and physical pain, and with pain there becomes the need to stop the pain, to medicate the pain, which leads to the experimentation of one thing after the other until something is found that makes [i]b]the pain go away. Usually this begins and ends with our bathroom’s medicine cabinet, but many times over it goes much farther than that. And my friends, we live in a world that is simply full to the brim with many kinds of pain, some so unspeakably sad, and so unbelievably horrible that I will not mention them in mixed company, but I will tell you that I have seen the results of this kind of pain first hand, up close and personal.

What these states have done, and make no mistake about it, they did it for profit, will surely destroy many more lives than their proposed profit margins can possibly pay for, or even care about. For how is it that we can ever, in dollars and cents, pay for a life that has been destroyed to the very core by the malice of a long lived pharmaceutical lie with some politician’s (who are more than likely in cahoots with the pharmaceutical companies) proposed profit line.


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Addiction, Addiction To Heroin, Addictive Behavior, Political Corruption, Political Leaders, Political System, Political Values, Politicians, Politics, Recovery

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Carol Roach
25th Mar 2015 (#)

my son is high on weed everyday he is 38 years old and has been high since he was 17 or 18, he once tried magic mushrooms but that was it. He had a bad experience from it.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

I was high on weed from 1965 to 1993 then came crack and then pills and heroin. It seems it is those who have pain in their life who are most at risk. The pain the have the higher the risk.

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author avatar Utah Jay
25th Mar 2015 (#)

I meant the more pain they have the more risk...Just running out the door...See ya tomorrow.

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
25th Mar 2015 (#)

Utah, awesome writing as always. Thank you for sharing your life experience. You are truly a good man and bad things happen to good people. I'm sending you blessings now and always.

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author avatar Retired
25th Mar 2015 (#)

You are spot on as always, Utah Jay

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author avatar Retired
26th Mar 2015 (#)

we cant even find half good people these days.
Thats why the vote of fools prevailed too.

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author avatar Retired
26th Mar 2015 (#)

Heroin addicts are never created overnight. They take a drag on their cigarettes to begin with and then try the grass and when the grass ceases to give them the kick, they settle for heroin.

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author avatar Utah Jay
26th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy, I will take all the blessings I can get.

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author avatar Utah Jay
26th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you Jessica, it just gets to me sometimes. I am glad you agree.

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author avatar Utah Jay
26th Mar 2015 (#)

You are so right David, good people are getting very hard to find now days...Thanks for the read.

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author avatar Utah Jay
26th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks Joyesh, but it has been my expierence that it is their pain they are trying to medicate.

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author avatar Kingwell
27th Mar 2015 (#)

Life has not been easy for you friend but your words are from the heart. I'm not sure that ten or even a hundred good men would change very much when it comes to fighting the drug wars. Blessings.

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