Once Called Saul

As I blindly walked along
To my tradition, I stay
The Lord blessed with a new song.

Judging those who did not wrong
From my destiny, I stray
As I blindly walked along

Flesh is weak, Your will is strong
To You offered, come what may
The Lord blessed with a new song.

King on high, I shall belong
Ready is mine, for that day
As I blindly walked along

Soon I'll gather with that throng
For You wiped, my sins away
The Lord blessed with a new song.

The road is narrow and long
At Your feet, my burdens lay
As I blindly walked along
The Lord blessed with a new song.


Dina December 6, 2008 at 2:15 PM  

This poem is BEAUTIFUL! Also, thank you so much for your comment on my post today. Since discovering your blog, I think YOU are a spectacular writer. So, your compliment is very humbling to me. To answer your question, I've only completed a few short stories. These days, being a mom, serving a few nights a week at a restaurant, and my freelance writing have kept me too busy to focus on fiction. Lately, when I do have free writing time, I work on my blog or songwriting. I do have a couple of fiction stories swirling around in my head that I'd like to turn into books or screenplays at some point.

Shannon Jacobyansky December 6, 2008 at 3:07 PM  

We must die to self every day so we might sing a new song! A very hard thing to do indeed, but a heart of surrender and obedience to the Lord sure do help an awful lot. Thanks for your inspiring words! Your poem is beautiful.

C. Beth December 6, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

I love the villanelle form! Makes me want to write one; it's been years! It's a hard form because it has such specific requirements, but I think that makes it fun too.

I particularly like your final stanza.

Judy December 6, 2008 at 6:17 PM  

Hi Chris...just wanted to let you know I left the recipe for Mom's vegetable soup in answer to your comment...there was also an addendum to it...I cut the chuck roast into cubes before browning...but I'm sure you could have figured that out. Thank you for commenting!

Chris Bowers December 7, 2008 at 8:33 AM  

Dina - Thank you. I hear you on the time thing. Keep writing though.

Shannon - A hard lesson learned, especially for someone like Paul. Thank you for your kind words.

C.Beth - I really have no experience whatsoever writing poetry, however, I really want to do it. I choose the villanelle form because, as you said, "it's hard" and therefore good practice. Thanks

Judy - Thanks for the recipe. I will check it out.

~hon~ December 16, 2008 at 8:52 AM  

I like this post! Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent to everyone.


Chris Bowers December 16, 2008 at 4:46 PM  

hon - Thanks! I'm glad you like it.

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