Read Poem: A Thought, by Don James

If this frail frame of mine could for all eternity bear,
The heartaches and pain of mankind to achieve for him
Total happiness, I would for such a cause sacrifice myself.

The Christian doth say that Christ, The Son of God,
Died for us, and as such, suffered for mankind for all time.

I, being a Christian do believe in Christ,
But forever seeing what I have seen,
Hearing what I have heard,
And feeling as I am feeling,
Am deeply moved as to say,
I would forever bear the pain for all mankind.

I would bear it alone, in a lonely place,
Where my cries of agony can only be heard
By the passing wind, the sun, the moon, the stars,
The land and its dwellers, and me
Where my tears would quench my thirst, and wash my body,
Where the sound of my voice is my only companion, and unusual
comforter.

This I would do for mankind to make him totally happy,
A foolish thought though it may seem.
This my one desire to end all pain.
Life is cruel, and it’s cruelty I would gladly bear if it were possible.

Don James
blog: https://warrior4peace.wordpress.com/2021/09/20/n-e-x-u-s-1/
“You can never do a kindness too soon for you never know how soon
it will be too late.”~ (Ralph W.

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