Poetry …

A very good friend of mine recently began writing poetry. He is an accomplished writer and yet sometimes the transition to a different style is difficult. Rick sent me the piece below. Read carefully as there is much going on in this one. Excellent job!

Charity Hosptial

In a straight chair waiting

head propped up against the wall.

A hundred people ahead of him hurting,

when they get to him, they’ll call.

He had a good job for nine years.

Then someone sent it overseas.

He lost his health insurance, too,

now God blessed death, but by degrees.

Richest nation ever

too often led off by some old clown.

In the charity hosptial,

they still wait for that trickle down.

Somewhere Walls and Gates stand

and Trumpets blare.

Down at the clinic it’s one nurse,

no beds, stale air.

Big Churches getting bigger

purpose driven, empty man.

Where is God? Down at the charity hospital

holding on to some dying hand?

Still out in the hall

watching life drain and pass him by.

He is the excess population.

Why not just let him die?

About the Author
Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.

4 comments on “Poetry …

  1. says:

    Now that is awesome. Rick who may I ask? Off the subject what is the difference in TrackBack and Comments?

  2. says:

    That would be our friend, Dr. Davis.

  3. says:

    Referring to “I don’t know about that” as an answer,
    I find that to many people, it means different things.
    After disagreeing about it with my husband, we finally arrived
    at the point where we each finally understood a difference
    in definition…He understood “I don’t know” as a copout
    for looking for the knowledge. He supposes that one really knows
    or in some fashion has the ability to find out the answer.
    I maintain (to this day) that “I don’t know” means simply one
    doesn’t have the knowledge. It is simple in it does not mean
    anything but I don’t possess that knowledge at this time.
    We still disagree on the use and the definition. I find it interesting
    you mention i

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