Rest (A Short Poem)

While older men are looking befuddled

Little boys are playing with puddles

The irony of humanity; ever under siege

From desires that put our wisdom to test

Sorrow grows with age and knowledge

As people fail in the struggle to find rest

Rest, my soul, in the eternal God alone.

Author: thetoyintaiwo

My name is Oluwatoyin J. Taiwo – a Christian, an Engineer, and a Writer. I enjoy reading, travelling and watching football + lawn tennis. I love working with young people, especially teenagers. I believe that people are shaped by the words they hear or read, and our most important decisions are those we make in the first three decades of life.

6 thoughts on “Rest (A Short Poem)”

  1. Hmmm….
    Ecclesiastes 1:18 KJV
    For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

  2. Yes, all of humanity is under a siege and on a subtle quest for rest, but it’s only in God that we can find rest.

    Man’s inability to find true rest is for him to come to the discovery that rest is found in God alone. Sadly, some never come to this realization.

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