Greg Oosterhouse
Grand Rapids, MI

'Read Me'

Please do not just look at my cover
And assume that’s the way I am inside.
Open me up, and over my words let your eyes hover,
And see parts of me that do hide.

I know that my cover is as stone,
It is cold and rough to the touch.
But my pages inside, they tell of one
That desires to be warm, kind and such.

Each chapter tells of my warm, loving heart,
How it yearns to spread love all around.
It sings also how all should get a good start
At praising the Lord, and how true peace can be found.

So do not let me gather dust upon a shelf
Just because my cover is unappealing.
Take time to read me, to know my true self,
And about me, get a good, positive feeling.

Lord, there is none beside, nor before You.
Domine Deus, tu solus sanctus. Amen.

© Greg Alan Oosterhouse,11-14-2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Christine Woodrich 14 November 2006
Hm. I'm gonna take a wild guess and assume that this was written about the bible. Am I right? Well, as much as I try to stay away from anything and everything Christian, it seems inescapable. Despite my negative view on this religion, I do like your poem. I believe that the message you send through it can be said about anyone or anything and I have definately had my moments when I felt this way. Good job and keep it up!
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