Joshua Cantrell's Poetry WWW Page
The Content Summary of this Page
Disclaimer - References to my human imperfection and fallibility.
Introduction - Introduction of the purpose of this page.
Love and Charity - Links to poems written about love.
Asking for Help - Links to poems asking for aid in times of
Pride, Greed, and Vanity - Links to poems concerned with self
Relationships - Links to poems concerned with relationships
Imagery - Links to poems that are related to one or more of
the five senses -- seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling.
Points of View - Links to poems describing situations with
multiple view points.
Other - Links to poems that don't fit in the other
Links - Other links of a poetic nature.
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It all started when I wondered if it was possible to make deep and wholesome
lyrics for songs. Since I'm barely capable of writing lyrics/poems, and
writing a melody doesn't come naturally to me, I decided to stick with words.
:-) I know there are some groups out there who have some deeper lyrics, but
most pop artists I find people listening to don't. And I've actually done
a web search and had a difficult time finding anything. :-(
Love and Charity
Most songs dedicate too much effort to describe a shallow love. Often they
have sexual overtones and not much genuine substance. True love that
lasts must be based on much more. I like to think about the type of love
described in the Christian Gospels. (I think the movie Princess Bride
shows the strength of such love. :-)
Heart Above All Else
(1-7-2003) - Poem about how motives make a person more than their job.
The Richest of Loves
(12-27-2002) - Simple lyrics for a possible song about selfish love. Not
confident about its singable quality though.
My Lover, My Hero
(9-??-2002) - Poem about a strong friendship. I'm not impressed with
Asking for Help
A part of humility is knowing when you are not up to a challenge alone.
Seeking to be self-sufficient and individualistic at all times is not usually
possible (and is not necessarily healthy either). It can be good to seek
help when necessary.
Pride, Greed, and Vanity
Pride, where we lift things up in our own opinion beyond what they should is
dangerous. Humility, where we put everything in a correct perspective and
realize limitations and the true value all things is quite valuable.
Greed, where we think nothing of anything except the personal acquisition
of things is self-absorbant. Charity, where we give out of our abundances
and personal gifts, not holding back due to a desire to hold power over people,
is a blessing. Vanity, where we see ourselves as being something we aren't,
can cause us to overlook others. Once again, humility opens our eyes to
see our equality among people.
Sometimes not enough value is placed in relationships between people. Some
like many shallow friends, and never wish to dig deeper. Sometimes there
are break downs in communication, or barriers (physical/unphysical) that
separate people. I don't agree with individualism, so I put a great deal
of value in relationships. People do better working together and continuously
improving their knowledge of each other.
There are things to say about how we see the world and being creative
in how we interact with it. Since beaty tends to come from the
appreciation and feelings that are invoked, it is an important
topic to write about.
(12-5-2004) - Upon seeing a rainbow in the sky.
Points of View
I find it interesting to imagine two sides of an event. Is one side more
positive than the other? Which side is more constructive? Creative? And
sometimes maybe the only thing to do is move on.
Sometimes I just felt good or bad. Wanted to write something down. That's
this type of writing.
Christian Politics of 2004
(10-30-2004) - A satire on the character of the politicians who claimed to
be Christian during the 2004 elections.
(9-??-2002) - The type of poem you write when you've had no more than 2-3
hours of sleep each night for an entire week. Don't expect a
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I read, and other sources of enlightenment. Some of these exist on the
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benefit from their existance.
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