The Preacher Man

The Preacher Man

A Poem by Gee
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Trying to convert the sceptical youth.

"
The preacher man sat him down
fixed him with a stare,
removed his hat, cleared his throat,
plucked a bible from thin air.
Slid a chair with screeching legs,
sat down face to face,
opened up what he believed
to a carefully chosen place.

He read aloud the faded text,
powerful his voice,
hallelujahed, praised the Lord
at moments of his choice.
A tale he told of suffering,
forgiveness, and of love,
a son sent down as sacrifice
by his father up above.

"Amen", uttered the preacher man,
raised his bowed down head,
closed the book without a sound
then to the boy he said.....
"2000 years and still he lives
a faith born from his death,
only the good seen in mankind,
right to his final breath."

"He gave his life that we may live,
opened a righteous way,
paved it with the love of God
and we walk it to this day.
And on this path I'll lead you son,
pray, let me take your hand,
I'll guide you to a better life
into the promised land."

The boy he stared, thought awhile,
then to the preacher said...
"What proof have you apart from tales
of a man for so long dead.
And if you believe in stories old,"
he took the briefest pause,
"Do you believe in tooth fairies,
Easter bunnies and Santa Claus....."






© 2020 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Well.........

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Just got back from Sunday service, followed by shared lunch and this was the first poem I landed on. I always listen and think and question, 'tis how to learn and grow, so I took pause, reflected on your last two lines. My conclusion, yes, I do believe in tooth fairies, Easter bunnies and Santa Claus; the same way as I believe in love, both spiritual and temporal.

Have a lovely Sunday.

Beccy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thanks for ploughing through this one Beccy, one of the few that I have written that I actually "lik.. read more
well you know i'm partial to the Easter bunny but I have never been all that fond of preachers... love me a good teacher, tho, teach me something never preach me something the surest way to get me not to believe you is to tell me. Show me why and I might try, tell me so and I really must go:)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Gee

9 Months Ago

I suppose the kid is based on me, ask me, invite me but never force, or try to, anything upon me.read more
Still love the tilt of this one Gee!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thanks John
Just stumbled across this Gee
Really well done and very enjoyable
Is there no Santa Clause??

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thanks Dave, white like this oldie myself :))
Gee

1 Year Ago

Quite.....
I love it Gee, we certainly are on the same page, this was splendidly written, I can see you you speak with knowledge of the subject as well, if my nonbelief does come up, it’s usually assumed I’m ignorant of the “Story”, of coarse they’re surprised when they see I’m not and at times know more than them.
Thanks for sending me here Gee, I saw the friend request and tried accepting, not sure if I was successful, I’ll try on my tablet later today.
Bill

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Cheers Bill, glad you enjoyed the read :)
As we age, we learn to believe in only what we can see. We trust in that. But what about miracles? Having faith does not abolish hope, for if we've lost that, what else is there?

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Hi Kelly, hope you are well.
Thanks for taking the time to both read and comment
Gee, the rhyming in this one is stellar...flawless...fantastic! The words flowed so easily and I have to say that I agree with most of what you have said here. Blind faith...afraid I don't have it. Don't believe in the tooth fairy, the Easter Bunny, or Santa either. You have expressed agnostic or atheist views well here. Lydi**

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Glad you enjoyed Lydia. Thank you
Preachers practice what thou preach! I doubt they even believe what they preach! My faith, stems from a wellspring, deep below, from depths in me that I've left till hitherto un-ventured. I don't go to the church or subscribe to their drama and machinations. Purely power & money games I think. They have sullied the name of the Lord, who abides in us despite their tricks & tactics. Thank you for this poem Mr. Gee.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you for both reading and reviewing
Hope you are well.
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

1 Year Ago

I'm good thanks. A nice day here. You are welcome :)
beautiful rhyme scheme, keep it up
I really enjoyed this.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you LP
I loved this poem, it has a great flow, lovely use of language to weave a story, yet elaborate use of rhyme schemes make it rich.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Gee

2 Years Ago

Thanks kichu

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Tags: Preacher, Jesus, God, faith, scepticism, Easter bunny, tooth fairy, Santa Claus

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