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!’
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 mean..you 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 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.