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**Pharisee Me** Poem of the Week 12/12/2004

Post by gordy » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:37 am

Winner: Poem of the Week: December 12, 2004
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Pharisee Me


I have baked many pies
made from forbidden fruits
from a recipe the snake did provide
and washed it down with Esau's soup

I've been momma's boy and burly man
I've sat on both sides of the table
I've been in the dungeon with Joseph and slept
with Pontifer's wife, the same day I killed Abel

I missed the ark, I've dropped the arc
I've both blessed and cursed the rain
I hit the rock more than twice
When water came out, I hit it again and again

I've been on both sides
of many a Jericho wall
I've been the one to build them up
and the loudest to shout when they fall

I've eaten manna from the sky
in the early morning light
and danced around the golden calf
on that very same night

I bowed down at Dagon's feet
more times than I can tell
and barely got out of the way
every single time he fell

I've built countless shaky towers
and thought every one was good
I've babbled on and on to nearly everyone
Yet no one's understood

I've grown my hair extremely long
and thought my strength it did contain
Yet sheared short or hanging long
to me, it's been neither a blessing nor a bane

I've hungrily eaten all the food
that Daniel pushed aside
I've slept nightly with the lions
not realizing Your protection kept me alive

I continued to fight with not one
but with two broken legs
and chased angels carrying blessings
back up ladders, while continuing to lie, steal and beg

I've stood behind a burning bush
Pretending to speak your words
But when the bush was burned away
my own foolishness is all that was heard

I've made allegience with legion
and went cliff diving with the pigs
I've ran ahead of the Master
and plucked the tree empty of it's figs

I have been on the same day
both a virgin and a whore
I've led the adulterous woman by the hand
back to the bedroom door

My sisters said so many times
"He's dead, stinking and bound"
Yet You've called into the man-made tomb
and commanded that I come out

I held Paul's coat when he held
the coats of those who stoned Stephen into a martyr
But I was also the one, when I saw
Jesus's standing ovation, who cheered louder and longer

I've handed Pontious a towel
to wipe his blood stained hands
and gladly shouted, "Crucify Him"
or whatever else the crowd demands

Hanging on both sides of Jesus
I have often been found
Both on the mocking accusing side
and the side paradise bound

But there was that one fateful day
when the rainbow I usually saw only halfway done
became perfectly clear and complete
wrapped around Him on His throne

As I came to Him when He said, "Come"
and all the blood He shed at Calvary
was just exactly enough
to save this pharisee, me

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Nominated for Poem of the Week on 12/7/2004
Last edited by gordy on Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:27 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Post by bags123 » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:48 am

A beautiful, well written, poem of faith. Excellent Gordo :thumbsup:
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Post by heinzs » Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:58 am

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Truly well said, old friend!


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Post by Ven » Tue Dec 07, 2004 10:10 am

A most excellent write !
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Post by Pope » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:17 am

Gordy, I bow before thee. Your words are powerful.

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Post by Tom Watson » Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:59 am

Gordy, you have truly done it now...wonderful to read with thoughts to cherish...

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Post by gordy » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:09 pm

jeez now I'm blushing :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

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Post by the quiet poet » Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:53 pm

I was waiting for someone to write CliffNotes for the Bible. :mrgreen:
Fantastic work.

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Post by Floozey » Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:32 pm

This is really good- its nice to see a thoughtful poem of faith that is also full of realism and honesty.
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Post by gordy » Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:42 am

thanks floozey

thanks q.p.-------bible for dummies by a dummy.......lol :mrgreen:
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My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

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Post by gordy » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:00 am

yahooooooooooooo, i won something......just send the check to.....what no check.......a gift certificate maybe? no.......okay a trophy......no, no trophy huh? well a wall plaque right? no.........o.k. i guess it was just great to be nominated......i think all of the people nominated this week were the real winners and ......what? i was the only one nominated.......oh.....well thanks anyway :cry: ................... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: im just bein silly, i am really amazed at which poems people like and which ones they dont but this one i kinda had a feeling ......and usually those are the ones ignored.....lol........anyway thanks guys :mrgreen:
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My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

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Post by Debbie » Wed Jan 26, 2005 7:06 pm

:thewave:
I'm totally mistified.. this poem tells the story like I've neve read it before
You are so amazing

WOW...
No wonder you won
God bless
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Post by gordy » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:28 am

thanks deb, i actually worked on this one quite a while........ :mrgreen:
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My Jesus hung out with thieves and sluts and liars, which Jesus do you worship?

---Todd Agnew


Perfection is my enemy
Procrastination is his cohort
Persistence is my sword

---Gordy

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Post by Debbie » Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:50 am

Greetings Gordy

Yes I can believe that.. you had to do much searching and study to pull this off.. but persistance paid of Praise God

May your day be blessed with inspiration for the Almighty to compose another poem with such magnitude to bless us once more

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Post by Tom Watson » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:36 pm

:thumbsup:
Well worthy of the bump, Gordy

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