Posted by: Ron DuBour | September 14, 2016

After the Fall~by Paul F. Lenzi



After the Fall


“Fall of Lucifer” by Aad Nicolaas

choose your angel

black wing or white

a life willfully led

to profane or

exalted experience

notions Aquinas

and Augustine

struggled to bridge

the dichotomy

marked by the

mutual rejection

of pure possibility

and destined necessity

even the ancient

academy wrestled

with postulates

plotted by the mind

of the Stagirite*

formal and material

of internal cause

or efficient and final

of external cause

giving every philosopher

down through millennia

choice of a shelter

from perpetual

rainstorms of

human behavior

believe it or not

be you deist or atheist

angels exist who will

force and compel

or assist and suggest

your own choice

of a personal journey

the choice being

ever and always

a matter of faith

*(the Stagirite was Aristotle)


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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