From the Lips of a Christian

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I am a Christian

How do you know it?

Isn't this cross I ware enough

You expect me to prove it

while you live divergent?

surely you bluff.


What say the humanists of San Francisco

What say the Children of Islam

What say the Dalai Lama

What do they expect of themselves more then us?


Do they stand on the side and snicker

as we chase a thing

that doesn't make sense?

what is so important

about a Jew no one has seen in two thousand years?


How shall we treat others as Christians?

it is odd how we don't treat each other very well

each sect claiming pure vision

to know the path to honor the word of the Jews

about a religious reformation

they never upheld.


Of all Christians

I'm the least

and what I do to or for others

you will never see

that is the way of the Christian

the Christ I knew

The man who for me bleeds


Hiding devotion

Serving without sense of demotion

Bleeding where no one sees

Bearing the bruised cheek

Hiding the cost on bended knee.


About all the others

I haven't a clue

all I can hint at

is what I would do

living as I live

without a hurrah

being asked why I bother

by those who would not.




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calynbana 3 years ago from Toronto

Wonderful poem


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

Thank you very much. Thanks for stopping by.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Great words and I look forward to so many more. Have a great day.

Eddy.


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

Read away Eiddwen. My well of work is deep and I write when I have something to say.


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Billie Kelpin 3 years ago from Newport Beach

What say 'the humanists of San Francisco, or Minneapolis, or Milwaukee?' They say that some of the most "Christian" people they know, some of those who serve mankind silently and 'do for others, what you will never see' are secular humanists, atheists, agnostics, or have other than Christian beliefs as well. To assume that those who are not "believers" don't have a strong foundation in ethics or morality or perform selfless acts in the world is a wrong assumption. 'What do they expect of themselves more than Christians expect of themselves?' All in all, they probably expect the same moral and ethical behavior toward their fellow human as do Christians.


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

I think you missed the point but I am flattered that you came and read my poem and connected so powerfully to it.


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schoolgirlforreal 3 years ago from USA

Beautiful poem! I am glad to see another of your hubs, they are truly inspiring, :)


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Jaggedfrost 3 years ago Author

Welcome back, it has been a while.

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