Until the Return (Considering Ecclesiastes)

Do not be over wicked, and do not be a fool—why die before your time? It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all extremes.

Ecclesiastes 7:17-18

Until the Return

Our Creator – He is saddened by some 
who live the unending quarrels of lost 
lollygaggers – 
He who is symbolized by guarding seraphim 
and hates the world’s endless quibbles, endures 
folly of strutting fools who will always entertain 
the trivial, girding themselves with earthen 
garments; they 
imprison themselves with chains that lead them 
to empty tombs where they’ll sleep and decay. 
Outside of holy Heaven where can you 
find true wit without the pride of man? 
When you seek Him, He manifests Himself; 
when He manifests Himself, He shows The Way. 
Guard its sacred gate that rises, raging 
like an animated creature that defies death’s 
Time on Earth – it is full of 
days that shall be seized in many todays.
But, mankind, in the end it shall all 
be judged by greater power; may each 
one of us be confidently sure and unashamed. 
He’ll anoint us for a higher, royal 
plane. For now I consider that this present 
restless storm that delves into delights to 
be just a mite more than a triviality. 
The thoughtful ones shout with victorious lungs 
and sing with wind-dominant, sweet symphonies 
sunbathed heart-chambers. The opposite of 
is opposite of God; His wisdom will direct. 
Some of mankind drives away the murderous, 
broken burdens, but may they not come too 
late in gaining momentum, for foolish men 
and women who create great wars rule the 
Earth until the day that He returns.
Ben Plunkett
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Ben Plunkett

Greetings from the booming metropolis that is Pleasant View, Tennessee. I am a man of constant spiritual highs and spiritual lows. I pray that I serve God at my highest even when I am lowest.

2 thoughts on “Until the Return (Considering Ecclesiastes)

  • October 18, 2023 at 3:16 pm

    What can I say? That’s Ben- a poet, a visionary, an inspiration to many. “He, being dead, yet speaketh.”

  • October 21, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    This piece would be beautiful as a spoken word performance. That’s how I read it.


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