Psalm 49



They opened up a subdivision

Family names the theme.

And all the dough

The kudos so

Much fuss, just like a dream.

But brass ring pull

And pockets full

Left little room for God.

And He supreme

Worth all their dreams

Got no respectful thought.

Pity.

The names will pass

They die like beasts

And then must bow the knee.

Too late to see the

Friendship rich

That hosts Eternity.

Too late to know

The Song of Grace

Some trust most

Heartily.
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Written on December 24, 2022

Submitted by dougb.72572 on December 24, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X A B B A C C X A X X X X D X D B X X
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 456
Words 111
Stanzas 19
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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