A face-to-face with the Lord

Gets a lot of attention
Says that He is Son of God.
Has come to deliver.
To make clear a glorious Path.
Has a lot of great stories.
Promises of the good to come.
Yeah, good he says in this Roman
Tributary, being drained dry.
Being humiliated by chains and whips.
And taxes.

I run a dry goods business.
Cut a few corners
Have to do it, I believe.
Otherwise, Marcus, down
The Lane gets the market trade.
Money made but so very tired.
Hardly see my family
Work is so demanding.
Oh here comes that Man so sturdy
Surrounded by cheers, adulation.
He is not rude in getting them
Out of the way? I think He targets me.

Gets close…in my face.
Looking on, silently.
His eyes seem to hold wonders.
His aroma noticeable and pleasant.
Does He know?
Know what’s out of whack
With me and my choices?
My compromising?
Yes, think He does, but seemingly
It’ alright at this moment.
All right.
His smile continues, and
He stays here close.
I feel emptied.
I am strangely warmed.
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Written on March 07, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on March 15, 2023

Modified by dougb.19255 on March 15, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,013
Words 219
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 10, 12, 16

Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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  • dougb.19255
    Jesus went to all kinds of places, all kinds of people. His steady gaze, aroma. Gentle smile hopeful, always bore frit. Redemptive fruit. Thanks Girl.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Wildflower888
      ahhhh that makes so much sense. I see how eloquent you’ve orchestrated your description there. I’m learning. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • Wildflower888
    This is beautiful! If I am understanding it correctly, we get so occupied with work that we sometimes forget to praise the Lord, then when we get so exhausted, we try to get closer to Him? Can we not praise Him even when things are doing well?

    Still learning how to analyze other poet’s masterpieces. Thanks for your wisdom.
    LikeReply1 year ago


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