February 2, 2010

We live our lives as a tale that is told

The way I look at it , God is the author of Life . There is a proverb that I thought was from the bible . "We live our lives as a Tale that is told " but I can't find it . I looked in Psalm 90 but I don't see it there. I wanted to share this essay that got 100% on Leaving Cert.

Certainly not this idiot. I actually like Madonna.

Live to tell

I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall


A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me

I know where beauty lives
I've seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can't take that from me



  1. I don't know which proverb you were remembering, but that phrase comes to me from Macbeth's speech of despair--"Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

    I used to teach that play. Wonderful play. His despair comes when he upsets the chain of being--choosing to impatiently crown himself kind after murdering the previous king, rather than waiting to become king in the appropriate time. (Though even that is uncertain.)

    I loved the Madona reference here too. That is a fun justaposition.

  2. Yes that's where that phrase came from but I thought there was an actual verse in the bible that said something like 'we live our lives as a tale that is told' . I remember reading Macbeth in high school but I failed english even though I loved it :( I'm glad you liked the reference .


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