Jesse Overton

Rookie (December 27,1990 / Troy, NC)

From Junk into Treasure Poem by Jesse Overton

In a junk yard to stay
Abandoned by all around
Life's storms leave their marks
I'm rusted on the inside and out
All those other vessels
With their temporary shine
Jealously begins to taint my inner being
It's venom destroying my life
Like a swarm of locust in a field of wheat
My very existence begins to fade
Like a mist on a humid summer's day
How can life go on?
Then the horizon broadened
This day is like no other
A gentleman comes by to purchase some junk
He begins to look around then He sets His eyes on me
In a soft humble voice He says 'I'll make this one mine'
The salesman says 'No that one stays here'
'Sorry but I paid in full price long long ago' the gentleman says with a smile
He had brought me to His house
When all hope seemed lost
He sprayed my life with WD40 (His love)
Instantly the rust and tarnish dissolved
From that point on I began to shine
This shine is like no other
This shine will never fade
Nor will it cease to be bright as the Son
People sometimes ask and wonder
He only smiles and says 'That's my treasure'

Submitted: Monday, April 27, 2009

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