"Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo‘Human Beings Being Human’ by David L. Hatton The Society April 30, 2020 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 6 Comments It takes patience to learn patience; It takes courage to be brave. One must first find mental freedom To no longer be a slave. Only faith can make us faithful; Truth alone can make us true. Life must vitalize our living, Or we die before we’re through. We must paint to master painting, Find what lacks to fill a need, Make mistakes to lessen errors, Read a lot to learn to read. We must pray for help in praying, Lift our sight by lifting eyes, Practice faith to be believers: Muscles must have exercise. “Use or lose” is no trite proverb— Action keeps our acts alive. We distinctly have an instinct Meant to tell us to survive. It’s God’s will that we be willing; We were planned by Him to plan. Pay the dues of human duty: It’s our destiny as Man. Rev. David L. Hatton, RN retired in 2015 after 34 years of hospital nursing, and continues his once bivocational ministerial job in a small retirement village church where he’s been the pastor since 1996. Recently, he self-published his 6th poetry book, Poems Between Fear and Faith, but his most popular book is a novelette on body acceptance, Meeting at the River — A Tale of Naked Truth. His home is in Sacramento, California. http://pastordavidrn.com NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to email@example.com. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses Joe Tessitore April 30, 2020 A well done and very timely poem. Reply Russel Winick April 30, 2020 Well written and quite enjoyable! Reply Sally Cook April 30, 2020 A wise comment in every line. Reply David Paul Behrens April 30, 2020 Butterfly in the Mist (2006) Sit on a chair, because it is there. Walk through a door in the wall. Here and there are everywhere. Unable to walk, you must crawl. You exist in order to exist, Survive so you will survive. Like a butterfly in the mist, You must live to be alive. Reply Paul Oratofsky April 30, 2020 Excellent. Well crafted. Musical. Nothing sounds forced. Reply C.B. Anderson May 1, 2020 Though every line is a truism, it never hurts to be reminded of them in this age when falsehoods seem to be the standard fare. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.