CURCH FOLK

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THIS POEM, WHILE NOT ABOUT ROMANCE, IS ABOUT LOVE. CHRISTIANS HAVE A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BE LESS JUDGMENTAL AND MORE LOVING IN THEIR WALK THROUGH LIFE. WE ARE PURPOSED TO SAVE SOULS FOR CHRIST, BUT WE ARE FURTHER RESPONSIBLE FOR RETAINING THEM. MANY PEOPLE WHO COME THROUGH THOSE CHURCH DOORS, COME "RAW" FROM THE WORLD. HOW WE RECEIVE THEM, IS JUST AS IMPORTANT, AS HOW WE TEACH THEM AND GUIDE THEM. CHRIST MEETS US WHERE WE ARE AND BUILDS FROM THERE. HOW THEN CAN WE, WHO CALL OURSELVES, CHRISTIANS, DO LESS. SO YOU SEE, THIS POEM IS TRULY DEDICATED TO LOVE. BUT A LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS THE ROMANTIC. ROMANTIC LOVE IS GEARED TOWARD SELF AND ONE OTHER. CHRISTIAN LOVE SEEKS TO LOVE BEYOND THE CONFINES OF SELF; AND SHOULD HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOVE EN MASSE...DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, ETC...
GOD BLESS YOUR UNDERSTANDING HEARTS...
POETFORCHRIST1

Submitted: September 19, 2006

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Submitted: September 19, 2006

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''CHURCHFOLK''

SHE WAS HIGH, AND SMELLING, RIPE OF SEX
WHEN SHE WALKED INTO THE CHURCH.
IT WAS EVENING SERVICE, BUT STILL, THE AIR WAS HOT.
HER BLOUSE WAS OPEN, HER JEANS WERE TIGHT,
BUT HER SPIRIT WAS SEARCHING FOR ANSWERS...
SHE NEEDED RELEASE FROM HER BONDAGE, OR HER SOUL WOULD ROT.
UNSURE OF THE SOURCE, OF THE POWER THAT LED HER...
THAT SPOKE TO SOME SUBCONSCIOUS NEED,
TO SALVAGE THAT PORTION OF LIFE, NOT YET WITHERED AWAY.
SHE REMEMBERED THE YEARS AS A CHILD, SHE WOULD LISTEN
TO PARENTS THAT READ FROM THE BIBLE.
THE PARENTS THAT TAUGHT HER TO TRUST GOD, AND TAUGHT HER TO PRAY.

SHE NOTICED SOME CHURCH FOLK, WERE LOOKING HER WAY,
THEIR EYES FULL OF COLD CONDEMNATION.
EXPRESSIONS THAT THREATENED TO PAINT HER WITH FEATHERS AND TAR.
HER GRANDMOM ONCE TOLD HER THE PROBLEM WITH CHURCH
WAS CHURCH FOLK...THAT SURE LOVE TO JUDGE
WHO SOMEHOW FORGOT, THAT CHRIST SAID,"TO COME AS YOU ARE."
SO WITH THAT IN MIND, SHE MANAGED TO SMILE
THE SMILE OF A SINNER WITH PURPOSE...
THE SMILE OF A WOMAN ACCUSTOMED, TO TREATMENT LIKE DIRT.
HER SPIRIT WAS DRIVEN AND FUELED INTO FOCUS
BY PAIN AND BAD CHOICES SHE'S MADE
SHE WAS SEEKING FORGIVENESS IN CHRIST, SO THEIR LOOKS, DID NOT HURT.

THESE CHURCH FOLK WHO FELT THEMSELVES RIGHTEOUS AND HOLY
WHO FELT IT THEIR DUTY TO JUDGE HER...
WHO ALL KNEW THE WORD, BUT SOMEHOW FORGOTTEN ITS TRUTH.
COULD NOT STEAL THE JOY AND THE PEACE NOW UPON HER
A CALM SHE'D NOT FOUND, IN THE WORLD...
A REBIRTH OF SOMETHING SHE'S MISSED
SINCE THE DAYS OF HER YOUTH.
SHE WAS THERE TO PRAISE "GOD', NOT THE PEOPLE,
WHO WHISPERED AND POINTED HER WAY,
HIS DOORS REMAIN OPEN TO "ALL", WHO WOULD SEEK TO COME IN.
THEY'VE BECOME TOO RELIGIOUS, TO BE ABOUT GOD
THESE CHURCH FOLK, WHO CALL THEMSELVES SAINTS...
NOT RECOGNIZING THEIR JUDGMENT, THE MUCH GREATER SIN.

THIS WOMAN WAS TIRED OF LIVING HER LIFE, IN SINFUL DARK WAYS OF THE FLESH,
AND CHURCH FOLK WOULD THINK, TO SHUT HER OUT, TURN HER AWAY.
WELL THIS ONE MADE IT IN, BUT HOW MANY WILL NOT
SHUT OUT...BY THE PERFECT, SELF RIGHTEOUS...
HOW MANY MORE OF OUR LOST SOULS, WILL CHURCH FOLK, BETRAY
AMEN!
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THIS POEM, WHILE NOT ABOUT ROMANCE, IS ABOUT LOVE.CHRISTIANS HAVE A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO BE LESS JUDGMENTAL AND MORE LOVING IN THEIR WALK THROUGH LIFE.WE ARE PURPOSED TO SAVE SOULS FOR CHRIST, BUT WE ARE FURTHER RESPONSIBLE FOR RETAINING THEM.MANY PEOPLE WHO COME THROUGH THOSE CHURCH DOORS, COME "RAW" FROM THE WORLD.HOW WE RECEIVE THEM, IS JUST AS IMPORTANT, AS HOW WE TEACH THEM AND GUIDE THEM.CHRIST MEETS US WHERE WE ARE AND BUILDS FROM THERE.HOW THEN CAN WE, WHO CALL OURSELVES, CHRISTIANS, DO LESS.SO YOU SEE, THIS POEM IS TRULY DEDICATED TO LOVE.BUT A LOVE THAT TRANSCENDS THE ROMANTIC.ROMANTIC LOVE IS GEARED TOWARD SELF AND ONE OTHER.CHRISTIAN LOVE SEEKS TO LOVE BEYOND THE CONFINES OF SELF;AND SHOULD HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LOVE EN MASSE...DAILY, WEEKLY, MONTHLY, ETC...
GOD BLESS YOUR UNDERSTANDING HEARTS...
POETFORCHRIST1 




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