Saturday, May 9, 2015

Poem: A Testimony

Selfish like a vampire I sucked blood from the world
Until it lay around me like a corpse--
Trees lost their color, sky went grey
People wandered past me like meat in skin
And even the wildest activities felt lifeless then.

Until my Jesus came and stretched his brown arms out
And His blood pumped like sap into the trees
And far into the sky, and all through me
Bright blue and vivid green filled everything--
People wander past me, all loved somehow
And even the smallest acts have so much meaning now.

1 comment:

  1. That is just wonderful....Today in the Orthodox Church was the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman, and we heard last night and this morning about how her life was transformed - she had been a spiritually thirsty, sinning woman and she became an evangelist and a new creation. Your poem immediately connects in my mind to her experience and brings it to life. Such a great description of selfishness and self-centeredness, contrasted with having His love poured out on and through a person.
    Thank you.