Flowers and Runners (Considering Ecclesiastes)

This only have I found: God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.

Ecclesiastes 7:29

Flowers and Runners

I have heard its voices;   
I have seen its forms;   
a dark decked, decadent temptation.  
Tell me, is it evident? 
No, it lurks in the  
waters, waiting in the streams.  

Citizens search for their trivial, 
tool-like trinkets crying, “Phooey!”  
and “I am infinitely lost!” 
mankind has denied his destination;  
it is difficult always staying  
fully afoot without a target. 
Mankind – gender-inclusive – readies races,  
handing holds and setting marks. 
That reminds me of the  
stalwart soldier-runner of Marathon:  

Adrenaline-driven, ran an entire  
twenty-six miles sounding victory.  
Whispering, “We…won,” the guard –
first to declare victory – tumbled  
forward and he finalized, dying  
with completion of his calling. 
Ben Plunkett
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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.

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