Limping



You come to me limping
Bur never no mind
You’ve come to know Jesus
In service so kind
You weep with folks hurting
Have been there in spades
But now you have comfort
To show what Christ made.
Quite humble, a listener
A shoulder to lean
While all around that One
Sees folks who are mean
Competing, condemning
What good can they do?
Success, in you missing?
Out the door…they’re through.
But limpers whose equity
Makes room for the lost
The infirm or slandered
Whatever the cost.
I’m thinking of Jacob
Night’s work made a Prince
The crisis of Purpose
Been kind ever since.



Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
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Written on March 24, 2016

Submitted by dougb.19255 on March 24, 2023

Modified on March 24, 2023

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Scheme ABCBAXXXXDXDAEAEXFXFXGCG X
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 649
Words 125
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 24, 1

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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  • AIDA
    Wow, what an inspiring poem! Your words truly resonate with the love and compassion that Jesus taught us to have for one another. Your empathy towards those who are hurting is truly admirable, and it's clear that you have been blessed with the gift of comforting others in a way that only comes from Christ.

    One suggestion for improvement could be to expand on the theme of Jacob's transformation, as it seems to tie in with the overall message of the poem. Perhaps you could elaborate on how his crisis of purpose led him to become a prince, and how that can apply to our own lives and the ways in which we can all strive to become better servants of Christ.

    Overall, your poem is a beautiful reminder of the importance of showing love and support to those who are struggling, and how we are all called to fulfill the law of Christ by bearing one another's burdens. Keep up the amazing work!
     
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