Matt Mooney

Rookie - 59 Points (1943 / South Galway, Ireland.)

Carpenter's Son

High up over nearby Bantry Bay
Nails are hammered into wood
On the town library roof above us:
Maybe staccato accompaniment
To enliven poetry reading tones.

As every nail went home to stay
Like words and lines and stops
I could'nt but imagine it was Him
From Nazereth-a carpenter's Son.

Son of the Carpenter fix me too
And make my heart your home:
Tap tap the nails we never feel-
Your damaged goods in transit;
Tap, tap tap and hammer home,
Let hand and eye align each line,
Then finish off what was begun
The day you created me in time.

Make and shape me as you wish,
Perfect, direct and aim me straight,
Feed me with your spiritual food
To take me to your home away.
And when it is your chosen day
Get me there by my arrival date;
Shape me sing me write me down-
Great poet and carpenter’s Son.

Submitted: Friday, August 14, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.


Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Carpenter's Son by Matt Mooney )

  • Gold Star - 19,019 Points Chinedu Dike (9/26/2014 3:07:00 AM)

    A Psalm of total submission to HIS WILL. A good poem of Devotion. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,738 Points Smoky Hoss (8/3/2011 11:01:00 AM)

    Beautiful, thoughtful poem; it sings with the wonderful spirit of great sincerity. Thanks for sharing it with all of us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 516 Points Juan Olivarez (11/15/2010 10:13:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem Matt wonderful description of the carpenters son, our lord. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bert Bell (11/8/2010 4:56:00 PM)

    This is wonderful, Matt. What a lovely commitment to the Lord Jesus.
    Such wonderful images, too. Everything about this poem speaks volumes to me.
    Very nice indeed.10+++++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 140 Points Nimal Dunuhinga (5/30/2010 4:16:00 PM)

    It's wonderful your carpenter's son
    And I am amazed by your initiative style of writing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Francisco R. Albano (12/24/2009 5:51:00 AM)

    Zen-ic. Mystical. Beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 619 Points Louis Rams (8/20/2009 9:48:00 PM)

    beautifully written.
    may the LORD take us all home, so that we could write our poetry and the angels our words they'll sing.

    A DOUBLE TEN (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 930 Points Saadat Tahir (8/20/2009 10:55:00 AM)

    very meaningful...spiritual and philosophical poem there
    starts almost tip toe..and talks of hammmers and nails....
    reaches an apt cresendo...a fervent wish an ardentb appeal

    beautiful mate...awesome poetry......we second language guys can scarce match the beauty expressed in the simplicity of it

    loved reading it...its a tenner (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Obed Souza (8/15/2009 3:42:00 PM)

    Wonderful composition!
    10! (Report) Reply

Read all 9 comments »

Famous Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  3. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  8. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
Trending Poets
Trending Poems
  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
[Hata Bildir]