Since April has been chosen as the month in which we celebrate poetry, it should be noted that movements have begun because poetical bards, painters and performers have produced literary works of art that highlighted our community felt needs, and societal injustices that need to be corrected. When the news was in the forefront of our eyes that certain people or groups were actually burning churches to the ground without any real reason, this poem was written addressing this societal botch.
‘Ashes, Ashes, even if it all falls down!’
A hellish dis-ease leaves cruel pockmarks of
racist rehetoric across the face of a land that
once boasted it was free. The bloody scourge
sweeps over and through while flame-throwing
cowards burn her churches to the ground.
Just as history records that Nero persecuted
and hunted Christians down. So let the record
stand that these cowards also rate as zero.
What a nifty new commercial that this would make:
‘From Nero to Zero in just two thousand years!’
Ashes, Ashes, even if it all falls down!
But truth remains truth with God Almighty as
Judge, but facts can indeed lie when God is
conveniently kept out of the picture. The Truth?
We all are one blood! All came from Adam.
We just live in different colored houses.
But you must be born aain and then you begin
to realize, that even if they burned every
stained-glass building down: The Church of Jesus
Christ lives within. I am the Temple. We worship
in Spirit and Truth for the Father seeks such
to Worship Him.
By Janice J. Robinson © 1996
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. Please only submit your own original poems, since you can give permission to publish your work. You can contact this writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your poems must glorify the Lord God, or His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ or the Word of God. God Bless you in your endeavors.