The Red Sins of Men

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 30th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Sometimes, and with the best of intentions, I try to do what I think is right only to fall way shot of my aimed ambitions...It's not that I meant to be mean. It's just the way I am.

The Red Sins of Men


The Red Sins of Men

Many times over
I have thought about
The savage beasts
Of jungles and city streets,
And of the good man’s notion
That he is less savage
Than all of these, than all
Of Gods wandering beasts.

And Why is This


And why is this?
Is this because man
Has the capacity to forgive
Those who trust pass against him?

Those who do us wrong,
Those who strike out
Against us
While we turn
Our other rosy red cheek.

No Sweeter Proof


To which there can be
No sweeter proof
I think,
Than the sweet scent
Of dear rose
Still wafting from the hand
Of the un-kind-man
Who plucked it.

One Small Moment


And do you think
For one small moment
That he stopped
For just a wee small step
And said
To the broken bough
Hanging there,
That he was sorry
That he made her bleed?

Which Brings Me to Greed


Which brings me to greed.
Is it only the disease
Of the evil rich?
Of those we want
To take their money from
By hook or crook
Or point of gun
And give it to the poor
When we have given
Not a penny of our own?

I Know, I Know



I know, I know.
It’s something we think
We all are free of,
But then
We never really
Push the envelope
Until someone
Is out giving away
Something
For free.

Words by uTAH jAY
Photographs From Facebook

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Forgive, Forgiveness, Forgiveness In Life, Forgiving Others, Greed, Savage, Savage Beast, Something For Nothing

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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 Jenny Heart
30th Jan 2015 (#)

This poem is deep to the soul of this topic. This should be on the author of the day page. Excellent!

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author avatar WOGIAM
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Lol, i wonder why sins are generally thought of as either being red or black.
Lovely use of words, Utah.

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author avatar viewgreen
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Awesome words and it's so wonderful poem. I love this words: "It’s something we think. We all are free of".
Thank you for sharing this great poem.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Wonderful post.

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author avatar Shamarie
30th Jan 2015 (#)

I love this soulful piece, Utah Jay.
It really does resonate with readers! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Many get away with injustice on others and I do hope we are all made accountable for our lives here. Thought provoking post, Utah Jay - siva

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author avatar GenkiWorld
30th Jan 2015 (#)

truer words i have not read today, well done! that's society in a nutshell.

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author avatar spirited
30th Jan 2015 (#)

You usually ask important questions in your poems Utah Jay, and often you answer them as well, as well as you have here.

Well done my friend.

I am reminded of something Jesus said.

There is no greater gift than giving your life to a friend, like your rose did here, and it's life was given to someone probably not even being a friend to it, an un-kind man as you said.

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author avatar Retired
30th Jan 2015 (#)

Right on with your wisdoms on greed and free stuff. Insghtful!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
31st Jan 2015 (#)

Utah Jay, excellent writing as always. There are lessons to be learned in these words. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I loved the pictures.

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author avatar Carol Roach
31st Jan 2015 (#)

I love the title the red sins of man

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Wow...Thanks Jenny.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

I don't know either WOGIAM, as a matter of fact I had no idea. I thought I was the first to put color to them...But then, I know better than that. Thank you so much for reading me.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Viewgreen, I just wrote it before I posted it. So glad you liked it.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Carmen.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Shamarie, you are such a good man.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Sivar, I was thinking that same thing...They will pay it someday...Thank you so much for reading me.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Genki. You say in a nut shell, I say in 400 words or less...Tomato/Tomoto...Its all the same to us.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you spirited..And yet I try so hard not to answer myself.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks LeRain...That's the conservative in me coming out, and try so hard not to spill.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks LeRain...That's the conservative in my coming out...And I try so hard not to spill...I hate these comment boxes?

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Nancy, the only picture that was mine was the rose...It was just simpler to give it to Facebook than to type a whole nother line for one little rose.

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author avatar Utah Jay
1st Feb 2015 (#)

Thanks Carol, it make me happy that I named it that...I was thinking the corruption of man, but I didn't want to look it up.

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