Apostleship Arising



I see them
Coming through the grief
And the fear
And the reproach.
Students of a once-promising
Teller of hopeful tales
Host with miracle bread
Mender of broken hearts
But somehow too soft
For this place of push
Leverage and convenient lies.
But as promised
My Love is now inside
Father's Love the same
And winds of change
Haunt them with
Possibilities.
New creations I promised
And they lean forward
In expectation.
Not at all like
Their cowering after the Cross.
They will travel far
Speak to great and small
Find themselves possessed
Of words of Heavenly origin.
Radiating...yes radiating
My care and compassion
My calm and conviction
My Father's Kingdom at hand.
Quite over with customary
Fear of death or dearth.
Waiting happily
Upon Spirit's whisperings
As rescued Family develops
Around their remarkable huddle.
And the promised mansions
In my care...are waiting
All a-shimmer.
Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Written on July 11, 2021

Submitted by dougb.72572 on February 03, 2023

Modified on March 05, 2023

47 sec read
4

Quick analysis:

Scheme ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQLRSTUVWYSESSZ1 2 1 F3 4 5 E6
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 884
Words 156
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 39

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

All Douglas Blair poems | Douglas Blair Books

4 fans

Discuss the poem Apostleship Arising with the community...

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Apostleship Arising" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 14 Jul 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/149836/apostleship-arising>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    July 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    17
    days
    17
    hours
    37
    minutes

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Which author is considered to be Scotland’s national poet?
    A Danny Boyle
    B Robert Burns
    C Robert Louis Stevenson
    D Edwin Morgan