"The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo‘He Catches When We Fall!’ by Michael Charles Maibach The Society March 31, 2022 Beauty, Poetry 6 Comments . He Catches When We Fall! Of all life’s mysteries, The deepest of them all— Not how high we’ve risen But on what day we fall. Pride’s an untrue friend, And hubris does us in. A loss of faith in God Would lead us now to sin. Pride’s an empty friend, And power, a lonely wife. God sees all these things And leads us to new life. Bow down on bended knee, Give up your willful ways, Admit your pain to God, Ask Him to guide your days. Of all life’s mysteries, The deepest of them all— God welcomes broken souls He catches when we fall! . . Michael Charles Maibach began writing poems at age nine. Since then he has continued writing poems, and sharing them with friends. His career has involved global business diplomacy. He is a native of Peoria, Illinois. Today Michael resides in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. More of his poems are found at www.MaibachPoems.us or on Facebook. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. The Society of Classical Poets does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments. CODEC News: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 C.B. Anderson March 31, 2022 I certainly hope that what the poem says is true. If I would change one thing, it would be making stanza 2, line 4 read: Would lead us down to sin. Reply Yael March 31, 2022 Nice and well said. This poem neatly sums up just about everything that is important to know in this life. I appreciate the brevity of it, thank you. Reply C.B. Anderson March 31, 2022 I hope, M.C., that what this poem says is true. If I could change one thing, I would change stanza 2, line four to: Would lead us down to sin. Reply Damian Robin April 1, 2022 I can only echo Yael’s words and say the simplicity of the words is powerful and the content essential to living a sensible life. I wonder why Pride gets a double mention. Mighten fame be a near partner? Reply Patricia Redfern April 1, 2022 Tremendously moving pen! A clarion call for humility, not being number one. A reminder….He is our comfort, strength and solace., Reply James Sale April 4, 2022 The beautiful simplicity is the power of this. Greetings Michael – well done. Hope to meet up again when I next can come to the USA! 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. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.