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#394374 Cranky Old Man

Posted by ThePilgrim on Yesterday, 01:04 PM

I didn't write this but it's how I feel.


Cranky Old Man
What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!

#394009 A Lot Of Talk About The End And The Rapture . . . . How Near?

Posted by ThePilgrim on 18 November 2014 - 07:55 PM

Do you want war?  I know I don't.  I know lot of people don't . . . . but it seems a lot of people who have a big say in what is going to happen seem to want war.  I  am just so tired of fools and the super intelligent advisors to the powerful who make stupid, dangerous and deadly decisions.  So tired . . . . come Lord Jesus.



#393477 On Slavery

Posted by ThePilgrim on 10 November 2014 - 11:34 AM

I only gotten half way through my reading of all that news that I set before me to read every day and I am down already.  I just finished my daily reading of the news in the Southeastern Ukraine and I can't help but think about the difference between the people there and the people here in the good old US of A.  What a difference.  The people there willing to suffer and die for the right to live their lives free from the oligarchs and neo-fascists in Kiev and the people in this country who have not the slightest idea of what freedom is.


Americans have become slaves and they don't even know it.  Because they are not whipped or scourged daily by a Simon Legree like character they think they have freedom.  Well they are wrong, and wrong in so many ways. 


The concept of voluntary slavery has been a constant theme across the ages as most people want to be led, told what to do, and will not question or contest those in authority. Liberty and freedom require effort, sacrifice, honor and a people with a strong moral character. The Roman people succumbed to tyranny by abandoning their liberty to despots for a full belly and grand spectacles.


The American people have succumbed to modern day banker, billionaire and politician oligarchs for a belly full of toxic corporate processed food, cable HDTV with 600 stations, iGadgets, a never ending supply of cheap Chinese produced junk at big box retail stores, Facebook, Twitter, 24 hour drive thru Dunkin Donuts joints, and an endless array of professional sporting events, all paid for with an infinite supply of cheap consumer debt from the Wall Street fraud machine. We live in a warfare/welfare surveillance state built on a foundation of debt, consumerism, and delusion, with no tears. The Americans have learned to love their servitude.  


Yes, the American slavemaster (so far) wears a velvet glove . . . . but for how much longer?


There I got it off my chest, but somehow I don't feel any better.  Think I will go read my bible for awhile.



#393130 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by ThePilgrim on 05 November 2014 - 10:43 PM

Did you have a prophetic vision of the coming reign of Christ occurring before the next election?

What a glorious day that will be!  But, no John I didn't.  Unfortunately I have never had a vision . . . . but I do have hope.

#393098 Last one to post in this thread wins

Posted by ThePilgrim on 05 November 2014 - 10:47 AM

Great, the election is over!!


Oh, wait a minute, now they'll be trying to tell us what all this does and doesn't mean and then we'll have to deal with a virtual two year run for president.



Cheer up, John.  Next election, they will all be good guys, all telling you the truth and no lies, no negative ads, nothing but honest John's and honest Pilgrim's just like you and I.  So relax every thing is fine.  :smug:

#393035 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 04 November 2014 - 06:09 PM

That sounds very scientific.  I'll go for that.   :popcorn:

#393015 random fact game

Posted by ThePilgrim on 04 November 2014 - 01:32 PM

Very good!   :clapping: Now show your source.  :bleh:

#393010 Presidential Crimes - Then And Now

Posted by ThePilgrim on 04 November 2014 - 11:44 AM

Another food for thought article by Paul Craig Roberts:



#393009 Election Day - For What It's Worth

Posted by ThePilgrim on 04 November 2014 - 11:16 AM

Not much I can add to this.  :hide:




#393005 Russians Street Fighting Muslims

Posted by ThePilgrim on 04 November 2014 - 10:36 AM

I know I shouldn't and it makes me a bad person, but I enjoyed it.   :clapping:  :hide:   

#392976 Pc Vs. Mac

Posted by ThePilgrim on 04 November 2014 - 12:13 AM

Macs are for people who have more money than I do.  

#392933 Seattle Megachurch Mars Hill Dissolves 2 Weeks After Founder Mark Driscoll Re...

Posted by ThePilgrim on 03 November 2014 - 09:33 AM

Lots of wolves in his pack, but evidently no alpha males.  When one chooses to surround oneself with yes men then it is not likely that they will have the kind of judgement necessary to run an organization properly.  Just as all mega churches this one was run as business organization and not a genuine church and you would not expect Godly leadership.  I wouldn't anyway.  They are houses built on sand.

#392637 Paul The Heretic

Posted by ThePilgrim on 01 November 2014 - 01:36 PM

The Jesuits are coming, are coming!  No they aren't!  They are here!  

This whole Paul the heretic or whatever sounds a lot like Romish talk to me.

This whole bit about "I love Jesus but the bible is a lie" has just been so overworked by those who hate God that I am surprised anyone would engage in a discussion with anyone so so enamored with the position.

The man, if it is one, is obviously a TROLL looking for a fight.  Don't give him one but just tell him to go away.

#392491 Father, Forgive Them

Posted by ThePilgrim on 31 October 2014 - 10:11 AM

James 2:10  For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. KJV
If this is the case, as I believe it is, praying that a specific single sin be forgiven and no others would seem to be an empty gesture in that it would seem to accomplish nothing.  The person prayed for is still going to hell because of all the other sins.
It is my belief that just as happens today the Holy Spirit convicts and leads one to understand their need of repentance and salvation and it is by this method that The Father answered the Son's prayer . . . . by the Holy Spirit acting in the lives of those prayed for and not by an instant granting of forgiveness without repentance.  

#392482 Father, Forgive Them

Posted by ThePilgrim on 31 October 2014 - 08:33 AM

Yes, but then all of their sins would have been forgiven at that moment.


The point you raise would lead us to ask if Jesus was only praying for those few who may have been converted or for all those who put Him to death.


If we broaden this consideration to include Stephen, we only know of Saul (who became Paul) being converted from among his killers; so was Stephens prayer only applicable to Saul/Paul or was he praying for all those putting him to death?

None of us really know who of the people that Jesus or Stephen prayed for in the instances discussed except for Saul became saved or not, so why do so many assume they did not?  Surely nobody assumes that the only people that were saved are mentioned in the scripture and those not saved are not.

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