April is all about poetry – Vol. 1, no. 23



It is a fact that as Christians, the Lord Jesus Christ warned His disciples that they would have tribulation while they live in this world.  This piece reflects some of the difficulties that Christians can face, and the determination to withstand the societal pressures that come upon us.  So here is no. 23 in the series, ‘April is all about poetry.’



Off with your head!

Crikey!  I haven’t even got out of bed!  Exactly what did I do?

Well, let us see…care to hear our litany?

You didn’t set your pace nor did you run your race

The way that we thought you should

You speech wasn’t lewd and you didn’t brood

When we set the mood as you walked in our hood

You didn’t quote our words…Well isn’t that absurd?

You dared to walk with your very own drummer

And you wouldn’t buy that ‘gotta-have-it’ hummer

You refused to keep up with the Jones’…John, Howard and Larry

     Nor Susie, Alice or Mary!

If you think we’re better get out there and be seen.

Tut…Tut…Tut…Know this old King Nebuchadnezzar!

I will not bow down when you play your harps nor your psalteries

And neither will I bow down as I hear your cornets, flutes and dulcimers

Nor will I kiss your sackbut though you display for me your armories.

By Janice J. Robinson  © 2011

During the month of April, this writer would like to make available to Chicago 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 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.

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