Nearing Time



I warn everyone who hears,
The words of the prophecy;
God will add plagues that one fears,
To cause pain and agony.
 
If anyone takes away,
From the words that are written;
Shows that they have gone astray,
They have gone where forbidden.

God will take away His share,
The tree of life in Zion;
The Holy City to snare,
You as food for the lion.

He who testifies to them,
Knows that Jesus will come soon;
With the judgment to condemn,
When you have seen the blood moon.

Amen, Jesus is the Lord,
His grace to be with you all;
Letting it not be ignored,
You could take a fatal fall.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

About this poem

Jesus Is Coming Revelation 22:18-21

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Written on April 02, 2023

Submitted by sir_ricky on April 01, 2023

Modified on April 01, 2023

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Scheme XAXA BCBC DCDC EFEF GHGH X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 623
Words 142
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 1

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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