Simple Simon


J29 The Parables 2 - Poem by Simple Simon

A man said to Jesus
“My father had left us
All his properties here
With my elder brother.”

“If you tell my brother,
He’ll listen to you, Teacher,
To divide the properties
Equally between us.”

Jesus said, “My friend,
How have you’ve decided,
I’m the judge to do this
And thought of none else? ”

“Watch out and guard
Yourselves against greed,
You must bear in mind
Always to avoid this kind.”

“It’s not what one owns,
In comfort, life it keeps,
No matter, how rich he’s,
Better, you know this.”

Jesus told this story

“Once, a rich man had,
A big land undivided,
That gave good harvest
Every season, the best.”

“He had only small barns,
Insufficient to keep corns,
So, he wanted in their places
To build large-size ones.

“He thought, “I’m lucky.
I’ll take my life easy.
Eat, drink and enjoy
Always, night and day.””

“But God told him
Then in his dream,
“You fool, you’ll die now
You’ll enjoy things how? ”

“This is how it is.
Such kind of riches
Are not really seen
By God in heaven.”


Comments about J29 The Parables 2 by Simple Simon

  • (1/27/2007 8:54:00 PM)

    A chilling reminder that those who put all of their faith in material riches often die in spiritual poverty. Very sad, but very well written, Simon.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 27, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 5, 2011


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