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And Jesus takes you down to that place by the Big River
Where sinners gather with the Salvation Army chatter
And you know you wanna believe
Even though you cannot hear Him
And you know you can hear angels
Even though you're deafened by devils
And you're smelling roses within a life that's gloomy
Even though you're eating food that's smelly and fishy
And sipping cheap wine that tastes like foul water
Even though you're drowning in a sea of laughter
And you know you're experiencing this cold lonesome feeling
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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy
Daniel Brick 20 June 2020
I had to come back to this poem because it speaks to me, and it sheds light on my journey. This time of reading I was struck by the decadence and decline of the environment of former cities.The delapidated buildings and the washed up winos reflect each other. There should be forgiveness if not restoration in that shared reflection. It is the guarantee of saving grace.
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Michael Walker 25 May 2020
Very thought-provoking. Some of the wording reminds me of Leonard Cohen's song 'Suzanne'. I like to think that Jesus makes you a winner, not a slaving loser. Success in our own lives is a form of resurrection, I think, and all the better if we can make Jesus present to others in today's world. You also evoke very well the awful temptations and sins which confront us.
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Francie Lynch 08 December 2020
Leonard's influence is all over this piece. I do it too. Cohen should definitely have gotten the Nobel before Dylan. Compare bodies of work. Just sayin'
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Leeann Azzopardi 18 May 2020
Richard, I was thinking about this, this morning ThankGod someone has the same feelings. Please some of my latest poems
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Lamar Cole 16 April 2020
This is a very thought provoking religious poem.
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Ojok Isaac 15 April 2020
Beautiful piece of art. " And you know you wanna believe him" is my best line. God bless you Richard.
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Savita Tyagi 12 April 2020
Lovely words of faith and hope. Life doesn't end with the end of this body. Spirit resurrects itself again and again and guides us towards our eternal home. Wish you a happy Easter.
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Dennis Spilchuk 12 April 2020
Spirituality expressed by faith; belief in the resurrection of Christ. Nice post.
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Bharati Nayak 11 April 2020
Knowing and believing you're no longer slaving as a loser Knowing and believing that He has always made you a winner - - - - When there is despair and distress all around, the grace of Almighty will show you the way! A great poem, thanks for sharing.Thanks again for your message of love and goodwill.
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Aniruddha Pathak 10 April 2020
A poem of spiritual depth, full of faith, thanks for inviting me to read it, dear poet.
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James Mclain 09 April 2020
Where ever we were before we were born Is in the end Where we will be waiting for him to come.
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