Trading Something For Another

Mandy Buffington By Mandy Buffington, 16th Nov 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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November PAD Challenge Day 15 trade off poem. Writing a poem where you trade something for another.

Trading Something For Another

In this world of ours it is so easy to trade something for another,
To give something for something else,
Do we ever listen?
Do we ever learn?
Do we ever see the truth?
We believe trading certain things
Will make our world better,
But we forget who truly is in charge,
Of our world,
Who created everything,
Who still has plans for each one of us,
If only we listen to His words,
If only we listen to His instructions,
And because we aren’t listening,
The world is becoming more and more,
Unlike the word of the Lord,
Because we won’t fight for His Word,
We won’t fight for His instructions,
We won’t fight for the Truth,
Because we are simply afraid,
But now our world around us,
Has traded what is wrong from what is right,
Has traded what is immoral from what is moral,
Has traded what doesn’t work from what does,
We keep trying to redefine the true laws of our world,
We believe that we have a better way,
We believe that we know better than Him,
When can we ever listen?
When can we ever learn?
Why can’t we find a way to turn back?
From all that is hurtful to us,
Instead of being hurtful to ourselves and others,
Can we find a true way?
To stop trading something for the real thing,
To stop trading God the creator of our world,
For something dark and menacing that is destroying,
The world bit by bit,
But we have to keep fighting,
Those of us that know the truth,
We have to keep going,
And find a way to slow and stop,
This trading of one thing for another.


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author avatar Mandy Buffington
Mandy Buffington is a Masters in Business Management graduate. She has a chapbook published called Love, Unwrapped by Writing Knights.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
16th Nov 2012 (#)

Wow! This poem expresses exactly the way I feel! I want to spend the rest of my life telling others who have lost their way the REAL truth that can only be found in Christ! There is no better way than His! There is not better Word than His which is found in the Holy Bible. People need to turn back to God before it is too late! He is the way, the truth and the light! He is our only source of true happiness, peace and abundant joy! Fantastic poem!

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author avatar vpaulose
17th Nov 2012 (#)

nice poem.

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author avatar Mandy Buffington
17th Nov 2012 (#)

Thank you so much Judy. We can tell people even if it is through poetry. I read an article the other day about the gay movement and how we have lacked showing certain things in the arts which would include writing. Vpaulose thank you :)

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