James’s Blog: Nothing Good.

“Nothing good can come of this,” said the man,

watching his neighbour leave his home

because he had heard a desert voice.

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“Nothing good can come of this,” said the woman,

as another desert stretched before her

and her children for another forty years.

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“Nothing good can come of this,” said the sailor,

as he watched the reluctant prophet

disappear beneath the waves.

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“Nothing good can come of this,” said yet another carpenter,

as he made yet another wooden cross

for yet another Roman crucifixion.

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“Nothing good can come of this,” said the scribe,

watching the loud-mouthed, uneducated fools

making wild claims in the temple courts.

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“Nothing good can come of this,” says the Voice of Common Sense.

Common Sense doesn’t know what it’s talking about.