Joseph James Breunig 3rd

Veteran Poet - 1,349 Points (Bangor, Maine (USA))

Poem: Broken Bread And Whine - Poem by Joseph James Breunig 3rd

O my Lord, help me move beyond
this downward expression of:
confused, constant complaining;
where’s the reflection of Love?

Is my simple Christianity like:
Stale bread with a harden crust?
Is my sad, suffering condition
a spiritually dry, wheat rust?

Lord, let me be broken for You,
so Your bright Light in me shines;
in service, let me be poured out
like sweet, sacramental wine.

The dryness of my worn Faith
has become worthless rubble.
No one wants “bread of affliction”
as a prompt for past troubles.

The bitterness of sour grapes
is never a healthy sign;
help get me off this crash diet-
of this broken bread and whine.

Lord, let me be broken for You,
so Your bright Light in me shines;
in service, let me be poured out
like sweet, sacramental wine.

Will people stop offering
me their cheeses for my whine?
Please break the endless cycle of
this spiritual decline.

Stop people from offering
me their cheeses for my whine.
Please break the endless cycle now,
before I run out of time.



Author notes

Inspired by:
Matt 5: 16,26: 26-27; Rom 14: 7

By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2015, All rights reserved.
Author/poet, Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory

Topic(s) of this poem: faith


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 10, 2015

Poem Edited: Thursday, December 10, 2015


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