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Grandfather Clocks Purpose These poems are not to evangelize but to show that there is God. He wants us to be his freely and without reservation. But that takes time and experience. Not by my experience but yours. The human experience will draw us closer or away from the possibility that there is God. Paul of Tarsus states in the book of Romans, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power, and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so they are without excuse. What is it that there is no understanding of his existence for many? It is not nature, but mans preference. God has principle. His principle is that we dont want and ignore. He rubs us the wrong way. There is a summary on Principle or Preference at the beginning of the book to consider. There is a war. The war has manifested itself with man warring against man. There is also a war of man against God. We want to go our own way free of God. Our world is chaotic and disturbed for countless reasons. What has happened to the song in our heart free of worry and anxiety? Relationship is the key. A relationship between you and God and not between you, someone else, and God. Oh! To sing and whistle again. It can happen through peace with God. The Musings of Grandfather Clock show God is love and not religious. Man is religious. We place him in our realm of purpose, enslaving the hearts and minds of men. God is love, but on his terms. These poems are meant to trigger poetic statements of God, social issues, and humor.
My life experiences took place in the Los Angeles, California area until age of 12. My mother sister, and I moved to Phoenix, Arizona until High School graduation in 1958. I went into the United States Navy and worked in the Nuclear Weapons program for the next three years of enlistment. I started college for a year then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. I married in 1965 and began working in the Life Insurance Industry. November of 1969 was the beginning of the Michael D. Carothers insurance agency. It has been my career since then. I retired after fifty years to follow my passion, poetry. My poetry stems from lifes observations, and thoughts. Poetic Expression is a shortcut way to story-telling. No plot development. A point made is something to ponder. The Musings of Grandfather Clock is a way to share your and my life experiences. We do share in this life. Not with each other but with someone. Or alone, but just the same, we share in this life given to us. My wife and I have six children and sixteen grandchildren but not together. In this mix, there have been challenges beyond measure. It reminds me of a nuclear device that compresses, becomes super-critical, the atom splits releasing energy, and then explodes. Does it sound familiar in your life? Life can be challenging but fun. Challenges are from the trials that we are a part of. Fun, from the standpoint, we are not alone in it and there is something to be learned. Love is the ingredient that will make circumstances work. I hope you think my poems point that way.