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©copyright 2004 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C. 011204


dedicated to Anita Morrow for her call yesterday and for knowing me as no one else does: better, sometimes, than I know myself

"Do you feel like John the Baptist,"
she asked  of me.
"You speak God's truth, you see;
yet, it falls on deaf ears,
as tho crying in the wilderness.
God told me to say this clear:
Keep speaking to their fears."


So quiet in thought
I remained,
not sure what was to be gained.
Then she added, "I see your great
love for all and me.
You wish all would find
His tenderness.
God told me to say this to thee:
You forgive the worst so easily."

Still, I could not speak in denial,
as I recalled John's trial.
She said, "I'm sick of being angry
o'er past slights.
You've taught me instead to give
His kindness.
God told me to say this in His light:
You've never held back from My blight."


 Quiet tho I was, uplifted and
encouraged I became.
She laughed, "John should be
your name!
For you cry upon a world
with deaf ears,
as though weeping in the wilderness.
God told me to say this to thy tears,
You love Me so totally, My dear."



She laughed again, "I can hear
all their slurs,
as tho you eat locusts, hair wild,
bundled in furs.
Still, the world is blind and deaf,
twice dead;
but, Jesus will come as you
do witness."
Finally, I laughed and to her I said,
"Yeah, they probably
cut off my head."


We laughed, I and this old
friend of mine;
for even amidst persecution,
on humor we dine.
Yet, her words, so profound,
left me twice alive.
So often alone in His
mission, then I hear His witness,
"God told me to say this so you can fly,
I AM with you, my Son and I."

Bind Up the Testimony, Seal the Law
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Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 1/13/2004
It's challenging being one of the faithful nowadays. There are so many testifying to their faith like you, Bonita, and you are touching people and making a difference and bringing them closer to God with your faithful poems!
Reviewed by P. Michaels 1/13/2004
Bonita, thank you for sharing this beautiful poem. It's great to know that God is with us.

I'll be back writing next week, God willing.

Reviewed by George Carroll 1/13/2004
I second Carmen's comments. No greater man has been born than John
Wonderful inspired write
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 1/13/2004
I agree with Eileen: You keep on doing His work, and speaking His words. It's not for us to know where we're needed, just that we're commanded to do it.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/13/2004
Beautiful write Bonita!!

Touched me!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/12/2004
Well done good and faithful servant!Is what He will say to those like you, who never fear, nor weary to speak His truth. His Spirit is what energizes you to continue, and what will make you take rest.Keep your beautiful writes coming, there are those who need them, and ears will be made to open, and eyes to see...

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