John the Baptist

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: July 14, 2017

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Submitted: July 14, 2017


A A A A sole preacher of the wilderness To thus attest, the Lord’s word Of numbers great, from lands afar Would flock to him To the river Jordan with baptizing A righteous man, John the Baptist Of whom would practice, righteous ways To tell the people, flee from sin To warn them of a coming king A worthy man, much greater than him Yet Pharisees and Sadducees could not appease Nor make-believe, of apparent good For turn away from solemn sin Of God’s kingdom, enter in Simply clad of camel’s hair, simple food, home of bare From Nazareth, so Jesus came To be baptized, God’s holy plan Yet worthy not, to unfasten his shoes Open heavens, spirit of God A symbol of, the coming King

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