r james sterzinger

Rookie - 140 Points (9-11-56 / midwest)

Just Before Jerusalem - Poem by r james sterzinger

I have a bitterness that runs
Deep. when Jesus cursed
The fig tree, it
Gave nothing sweet.

No good fruit
No wine pours from
Me, not at all.
So I have been told.
I am comfortable with that.

It seems, however to me
He was cursed too.
Going to Golgatha
Stripped, striped
Beaten near to death.

You have to hit bottom
For a resurrection, for an
Attempt at salvation.

To rise, to ascend
To save, to understand.
I am comfortable with that
It makes sense to me.

Right now though
I am cursed, bitter
You were right my dear Amy,
What are patterns for?

Comments about Just Before Jerusalem by r james sterzinger

  • (10/21/2008 4:20:00 AM)

    Hi r james, your poem brought this one to mind, found it on the web once,

    The Loom of Time

    Man’s life is laid in the loom of time
    To a pattern he does not see
    While the weavers and the shuttles fly
    Till the dawn of eternity

    Some shuttles are filled with silver threads
    And some with threads of gold
    While often but the darker threads
    Are all that they may hold.

    But the weaver watches with
    Skilful eye
    Each shuttle fly to and fro
    And sees the pattern so deftly wrought
    As the loom moves sure and slow

    God surely planned the pattern
    Each thread, the dark and fair
    Is chosen by his masters skill
    And placed in the web with care.

    God only knows it’s beauty
    And guides the shuttles which hold
    The threads so unattractive
    As well as the threads of gold

    Not till each loom is silent
    And the shuttle cease to fly
    Shall God reveal the pattern
    And explain the reason why
    The dark threads were as needful
    In the weavers skilful hand
    As the threads of gold and silver
    For the pattern which he planned.

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  • (8/9/2008 8:14:00 PM)

    I gave this a ten as well because I like the style of this writer. He asks a profound
    question at the end. That is always worth my philosophy point. Simply magnificent.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 23, 2008

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