Thomas Vaughan Jones

Is There Anybody Out There - Poem by Thomas Vaughan Jones

Space! The final frontier
where stars are simply signposts to a place,
where, we are told, a paradise awaits.
Open to all who live within God’s grace.

But is He there? That Sentient Entity!
Does He exist? Or is He just asleep?
Does He no longer hold a watchful eye,
or does He take delight when strong men weep?

The World is screaming, torn by war and blight.
White collared men place all the blame on Man,
for God is Love, and love is blinding light.
But Love lies bleeding in His Master plan.

Should any say that Man must have his choice.
That God stands by to let Man make his mark.
Such words are laid from self deceiving voice,
for man, himself, lies helpless in the dark.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

We each must form our own conclusions.

Comments about Is There Anybody Out There by Thomas Vaughan Jones

  • Veteran Poet - 1,414 Points Leslie Philibert (6/7/2015 5:18:00 AM)

    Star Trek? The rhyme scheme changes in the third and fourth verses (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 17,214 Points Bri Edwards (3/9/2014 4:47:00 PM)

    well, a mixed bag of comments on this poem, which can only be expected! and that is ONE of the reasons mankind is in such turmoil, even though many humans still have the good life.......while others suffer daily or at least once in a while.
    being a professed agnostic, i don't currently believe God exists, but i concede that there may be One. but, as Thomas strongly suggests, God (if He/She/It does exists) is failing to provide such bounty as Sunpricess (see comment below) says God provided at first. AND i disagree (sort of) with the comment by Patricia Grantham, in which she says He does not make us do anything. how can she say that immediately after saying God... gave humans free choices.? ? ? if we have to make our own choices, among which is the choice to believe in God or not, then i guess that takes God off the hook. but in the church (lutheran) i was raised 'in', i was taught that if we chose NOT to believe in God and Jesus, we would surely go to Hell and burn with all the other nonbelievers. oh yeah, we might also have to say sorry for our sins before we die; i'm not sure if that is a requirement for entry into heaven. :) bri

    thanks for sharing. i think YOU are rhyming.
    my favorite lines:

    The World is screaming, torn by war and blight.
    White collared men place all the blame on Man,
    for God is Love, and love is blinding light.
    But Love lies bleeding in His Master plan. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,740 Points Patricia Grantham (2/22/2014 9:04:00 AM)

    God the Creator of all mankind gave humans free choices. He does not
    make us do anything. We acknowledge Him in showing our love and
    concern for others for God is love. Thought provoking write. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 522 Points Joseph Anderson (2/21/2014 12:28:00 PM)

    Tom- profound thoughts, worthy of consideration. My doubts are running away with
    any conviction.Extremely well written. I hope many will read and think on this (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,957 Points Lorraine Colon (2/21/2014 12:28:00 PM)

    You gave us a lot to think about. Excellent poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,731 Points Valerie Dohren (2/20/2014 1:21:00 PM)

    Yes, I take your point of view Thomas - there's no-one out there. Superbly penned. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,928 Points * Sunprincess * (2/18/2014 7:39:00 PM)

    ......a wonderful write....but let's not blame God for man's foolishness....our gracious God gave us a perfect home with fresh air and fresh water....plenty of wonderful land to grow food....yet these same men whom God created from the beginning of time have not appreciated is a shame....this is my conclusion....thanks for sharing this write... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 16, 2014

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