Isolated and Silenced



The hand of God was upon me,
He told me to rise and go out;
What He spoke would help me to see,
For the shedding of any doubt.

I arose and went up the hill,
Where the glory of the Lord stood;
I fell down as He did instill,
Being as righteous as I should.

His Spirit entered into me,
As He set me upon my feet;
Go home and wait for His decree,
Listen to none trying deceit.

O son of man, behold the rope,
Placed upon you and tied to bind;
Be silent as you learn to cope,
Building patience to ease your mind.

The Lord will make your tongue to cling,
In your mouth so that you are mute;
For the rebellious house will bring,
Violence during their dispute.

But you shall then say unto them,
He who will hear then let them hear;
Those who refuse God will condemn,
Their defiant house does not revere.

Copyright ©2023 Richard Newton Sherrer

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God's Watchman Ezekiel 3:22-27

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Written on June 21, 2023

Submitted by richardnsherrer on June 20, 2023

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Scheme ABAB CDCD AEAE FGFG HIHI JXJX X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 840
Words 195
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 4, 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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