From False Wells?

From what source of drink,
Do you cause to think
Would quench your thirst?
Would you seek God’s kingdom first?
If not, would you desire narcissism?
Would self-worship be your ‘ism’?
Close kin is Hefner’s hedonism.
Could you see your self-made folly?
Would it indeed make you jolly?
Would you join the ranks of scientology?
Naught but ‘bootstrap psychology’!
-A well of eternal life –Jesus would bring;
….He would give you a living spring.
So many ‘wells’ in the queue
He is the Life , the Truth, The Way
‘Tw’ld quench your thirst –
But we must seek His will first!

Thomas Josiah Chappelle

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Concepts of life philosophies in queue;
Which would you say is the way?
You may choose another ‘play’
The Word will have the last say!


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  • SharonD
    SharonDover 6 years ago

    Great writing Tommyjo.

  • Thomas Josiah Chappelle
    Thomas Josiah ...over 6 years ago

    Does it flow well?

  • JaneAParis
    JaneAParisover 6 years ago

    Absolutely true, and nicely rhymed, it flows very well. Smiles from Jane.

  • sastro
    sastroover 6 years ago

    Flows nicely and your passion gleams brilliantly – definitely not a ’Doubting Thomas".

  • Thomas Josiah Chappelle
    Thomas Josiah ...over 6 years ago

    I am touched that you express this – thanks ;-)

  • Natella2020
    Natella2020over 6 years ago

    I love the morals behind your writing, and the fresh feeling I get from reading it. Though your rhyming scheme is somewhat awkward for me to get used to (it’s because it isn’t what I usually read), your writing flows through with the lightness of the atmosphere you develop throughout it.

    A fine work, my friend.

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