We are temples.

by Poet on the Piano   Jan 21, 2014

This is how we choose to honor,
how we become devoted.
Though we may sink in our
skin, feeling that it ambushes
honest intentions,
we must drive
light and purity outwards.

We are given navigation
and we must lead others
to shore.

You and I are not ships
toppled over each other
for competition of whose
nets can reach the furthest-
do not scrape away your
do not wallow in pitiful
for what we hold inside is
what inspires beauty.

Do not be weighed down
by desires of the flesh,
for life isn't about pleasing
or satisfying those
temptations that try
and anchor you

Be like temples, not like
steel hooks that philander
with many ideas of living.

Live and live purely,
welcoming others to a
place of reverence where
we learn what is truly

Written 1/19/14

Inspired by this quote from Scripture:
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body."


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  • 4 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    I believe. the world itself has not really changed. It is the people, the human race making it a sad place to be. Look at nature, everything seems peaceful. People commit crimes, the greed for money, amongst many other things, it is terrible. Our body is indeed a temple and we should treat it that way. There is a God and many need God in their lives. Great poem