April is all about poetry – Vol. 1, No. 4

As the month of April ambles along, it is fitting that the cherry tree has  chosen to cooperate in its wonderful display of pink and white Efflorescence (the word itself is beautiful), even to match  these burgeoning days of Spring.  Poets deserve to be highlighted and to  see more poetry, links to other deserving poets can be found at the site for the National Poetry Month.

But since this section deals with Biblical topics and Christian poets do not get as much press as they deserve, here is another selection in  glorifying the Lord Jesus.

‘An Intimate Friend of Mine’

He’s been the best friend any woman

could ever find.  A friend in

the truest sense of the Word.  When all

others threw up their hands in despair,

He was there to comfort and encourage.

A friendship (I laugh now at our tentative

beginning), with out hearts united,  knit

together in a common purpose.  I had to  unlearn

my distrust of men, taught in a school

where there was no mercy.  He was so  patient!

I’m sure He must have wanted to shake me by

the shoulders every time that I displayed

my ignorance.  My heart filled with rage  at

some injustice that I’d seen.  Oh, how  slow

I was to learn the lessons He was teaching.

A close friend, to be sure, for the rest of

my life.  A shared intimacy, of hearts and  minds

exposed to the light of knowledge.  A  knowledge

of the other person’s goals and desires.

Indeed, a very close, intimate friend of mine.


Copyright 1995 by Janice J. Robinson 

If you are a Christian poet in the Chicago  area, at least for the month of April, this writer would like to make  available to other poets a place to exhibit some of your poems.  You can  contact this writer at poetess755@gmail.com.  Your  poems must glorify the Lord God, or His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ or the  Word of God.  God Bless.

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