This poem isn’t a new concept, neither is it an original thought. Many classics down through the ages have been written with an eye on the same subject. But oh, such a joy to see another when one appears in our midst.
Every generation needs those who keep us focused on the true treasures of life without the wild imaginings and fluff that tends to blind. Whatever era or epoch we find ourselves, better or worse, God keeps cranking them out. Those “common” people who can see clearly through any veil of the magus which tries to blind while spinning lies; and doing this simply by living their lives openly, humbly, and without affectations.
Ode to the Ordinary Man…..
How [humble] is the ordinary man
who speaks so plainly whenever he can;
no fancy frills or with words to impress
he casually makes a point to address
the common folk who gather around
to listen to one who is solid and sound.
You see, folk are not fools nor open to greed
they recognize hawkers who just wish to feed
them false empty promises that float in the mist
no matter how hard these hawkers insist.
They say commonsense is really quite rare
with it now neither common nor fully aware,
but a common man’s different and is one to be heard
for he brings commonsense and a humble true word
to gatherings of people of the same ilk
who are tired of hearing the false made of silk.
[Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him and said concerning him, See! Here is an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile nor deceit nor falsehood nor duplicity!] John 1:47 AMPC
About the artist:
My name is Carol Congalton and I love to write, whether it’s poetry or storiettes, or even just some musings. A lot of my posts will carry a Christian Ethos, as I love JESUS CHRIST and have been one of His followers for over 40 years.
I also enjoy writing various forms of poetry so you will find haiku, cinquain, haibun, tanka and nonets to name just a few. Storiettes are a bit like Flash Fiction so they will make their appearance from time to time as well.
I hope you will enjoy browsing through the posts. Each post will be called to dance its own dance in its own time and amongst them all I hope you find something that resonates with yourself.