My Only Book

An Anthology of Poems & Prose Penned by a Protestant Poetaster ~With the Best of Inspired Others~


Not Really A Book

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 6:33 PM Comments comments (0)

This isn’t really a ‘book’. So don’t be fooled! It really ought to be called a collection or compilation—with my peculiar “thoughts” or “comments” inter-spaced/inserted. It might be called a work of fanaticism by some; and there may be some fanatical things here; however, there is too much truth here to call it all of fanaticism. Some might call it formalism; and there may be some formalistic things here, however, too much of my heart, feeling the Spirit of God in the things written {or read} denies that thought as foolishness. THESE POEMS REPRESENT MY PASSING AT MANY STAGES AND VISSICITUDES OF EXPERIENCE IN LIFE. “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.James 4:14For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away.1 Peter 1:24 I would say a ‘book’ is a production that is worthy of more thought and time and creativity than what I have put into this working collection of my own {interesting to me cause I wrote em} poems & prose, and some of the poems & prose of “others” that I had at one time thought well enough of to tuck away in a folder. All of what is written have “meant” something to me at some time or another. Many deal with suffering. Many touch upon death. A handful of poems are CLASSIC spiritual poems. But still others by ‘others’ are lesser known poems/or prose which {if you could ask me} ought to be just as well known too—such as “The Set of The Sail” by Annie Johnson Flint, or—“The Crime of the Forest”, by J.B. Ziegler, or—TRUTH, by the great dental researcher and co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, Henry Upson. [Try to find the original sources of some of these poems!—Out-of-print books, unknown publishing companies, lost in time or space, cold in the archives of “whose who & where?!”]

Hope the reader will be blessed wherever they may be in their season of life.


"He that hath ears to hear, let him hear." "Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given." Mark 4:24 

The DARK SAYINGS of PROPHECY---the secret things that belong unto the Lord our God---the opposite of the Spirit of Evil, the "Strange woman"---the Deep and Secret Things GOD Reveals of the Darkness and Light that Dwells with him; the wisdom and might, the OMNISCIENCE revealing the Revelations of Kings; all these things spoke (and embodied King Jesus when upon earth) unto the multitudes in PARABLES; and without a PARABLE spake he not unto them that would listen: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the PROPHET, saying, I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES; I will utter things which have been kept SECRET from the foundation of the world; the SECRETS of WISDOM, that they are double to that OF the "finding out of the Almighty to Perfection" (despite our iniquities); THE SECRETS of the heart sacrifice of sheep counted for the slaughter (as Jesus was); THE CONCEALED SECRETS of the matters of a faithful  spirit, harbored safe in the mulititude of counselors, where is the God in heaven that REVEALETH SECRETS and maketh known unto kings what shall be in the latter days (now), in the VISIONS of the heads (of kings, presidents, prime ministers, rich men, the high men of the earth, the merchants of the earth, and even dictators) what should come to pass hereafter (in our present moment of the future) and by THE REVEALER OF SECRETS; concerning human beings who receive THESE SECRETS, to make known the INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS AND VISIONS to kings, that all men may know their hearts and BY TRUTH know God is a God of God's, and a Lord of Kings; and indeed a REVEALER OF SECRETS because of DIVINE OMNISCIENCE, settling in their hearts and consciences, witnessing to the LAW OF GOD, in the day when God shall JUGDE THE SECRETS OF MEN by Jesus Christ according to the Gospel message of Glad Tidings of Good News. These are THE PROPHESYS WHICH MANIFEST THE SECRETS OF MEN'S HEARTS and cause them to fall down and worship and witness that GOD IS with (these) PROPHETS OF TRUTH, who are servants of Jesus Christ --- Apostles separated unto the Gospel of God as promised, for he promised his PROPHETS in the ancient holy scriptures (writ, graphe, documents) in THE PREDICTION of Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born just like the patriarch David was, in human flesh: whom now is made manifest, and BY THE SCRIPTURES OF THE PROPHETS, according to the EVERLASTING GOD, made known to all nations (ALL |PEOPLES) for the OBEDIENCE OF FAITH, which OBEDIENCE is deserving of a God of such WISDOM that he should be glorified for ever through Jesus, the christ. All these hath the INVISIBLE church (for those who have the kingdom of God within them) manifest in APOSTLES uppermost, then PROPHETS, then Teachers, then Miracles Workers, Healers and their gifts, Gifted Helpers, and Administrators of God, especially in all languages spoken by the nations (peoples); for the SPIRIT OF THE PROPHETS ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROPHETS that there may be no confusion of BABEL or BABYLON, but peace in all the INVISIBLE CHURCHES (of the hearts) of the saints; who are no more strangers but fellow citizens of God's GOVERNMENT, with the saints, and of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the Apostles and PROPHETS, Jesus Christ himself being the CHIEF CORNERSTONE OF GOD THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF GOD. AMEN, and amen.

(This is a poem actually. It takes a bit of pain to read through it though, because the style is "continual paragraphing." References: De 29:29/Dan 2:2,3/ Mt 13:34-36/Job 11:6-7/Ps 44:21-22/Pv 11:13,14/Dan 2:29,30,47/Rm 2:15-17/Rm 1:2,3/1 Cor 12:28/14:32,33/Eph 2:20-22)