The WAY - The TRUTH - The LIFE

The WAY - The TRUTH - The LIFE
Jesus said to him. "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me..." - John 14:6

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Creation

God made the earth, the sun and the stars;
He made planets like Venus and Mars.
At first, the Earth was all empty and bare,
But then God started by giving it air.

He then made trees and shrubs to grow,
And water in streams to gently flow.
God made great mountains all covered with snow,
And deep green valleys down below.

God made creatures on the Earth to crawl,
And birds to fly and never to fall.
Then God made a woman and a man,
And from thence our human race began:

Their names were Adam and Eve,
And in the devil, did they believe:
They ate the fruit of the forbidden tree,
And from then has temptation come to be.

So little children when their lives begin
Must try never to fall in sin;
And if they seldom fall in sin,
They shall live forever in heaven.

Eric Anthony Trott

This poem was originally written in the 1970s 

“The Creation”, though not the first poem I composed, is the first that I actually preserved. I wrote this poem when I was a child of about ten or twelve years old.  It is interesting that while as a young man I became quite agnostic and sometimes even proclaiming myself to be an atheist, my belief in God when I was a child was unquestioning as is quite evident from this poem. I guess that came from the teaching of my mother, who was a God-fearing and devout Catholic woman.

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