G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Ecclesiaties Revisted


All poems have been written,
The songs, they have been sung,
Nothing new beneath the sun,
Shall silence touch the tongue?

Sun will set, then give birth,
The moonlight shown above,
Rain shall fall upon this earth,
The song of the lonely dove.

Streams flow to the oceans,
Waves then meet the shore,
An endless source of motion,
Everything's been done before.

The wind will chase its course,
Where end, was once the start,
Humans lost in deep remorse,
Over nothing new, to impart.

The eye will gaze upon the same,
The ear has heard its fill,
Nothing new beneath the sun,
As if our world, stood still.

Meaningless we walk this life,
Futility has been our guide,
Wisdom exchanged into strife,
Is this all we have to abide?

If I may, to you, The Teacher,
Your words may seem profound,
Your sermon given as a preacher,
I must say these thoughts astound.

Once I took refuge in these lines,
Was young and easily mislead,
Now I've risen above your times,
Don't agree with all's been said.


A new poem shall be written,
As a new song will be sung,
Something new beneath the sun,
A new world has now begun.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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The poetry in Ecclesiastes once captivated my thoughts into believing the words were true, I now look beyond the poetry and see the negative connotations that describe a life so empty and unfulfilled I decided to look again.

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