Robert Edgar Burns

Rookie - 1 Points (02/14/1953 / Dunedin, Florida)

Time Traveler's Adventures #16 - Poem by Robert Edgar Burns

The best mechanics in the world had taken an interest in me.
To be precise it truly was their interest in my time machine.
After months of fiddling around a statement was made to me.
'Now you can set time pretty close to go where you'd like to be.'

I charged my I-Phone camera, putting it in a case upon my hip.
I set the gears on a specific date, and I was ready to begin my trip.
I said goodbye to my friends there, and turned the starter key.
Everyone wondered how close I'd get, and I was about to see.

I ended up in Canaan, several thousand years ago.
Landing in the cover of the wood line, I started to walk quite slow.
I saw ten men out in a field all tending to their sheep.
When a young boy walked out to them, carrying food and drink.

I heard them yell 'Hey Joseph, where did you get that coat? '
Joseph said 'Daddy made  it for me, " a brother yelled 'get some rope! '
I snapped a photo of that boy, and the garment that he wore.
Then slid behind some bushes, it was the photo I had come for.

I heard a baby crying, I supposed it was Benjamin.
Sinful acts were unfolding, toward Joseph by his brothers then.
They tore his coat and dipped it in blood because of jealousy.
Then threw Joseph in a dry well, lying to Jacob about their deed.

Although it seemed a tragedy to have happened to such a boy,
God used it to save His people, where in Egypt they all found joy.
I don't want to spoil the story, you can find in God's Word today.
I am going home to produce some coats like Josephs for kids at play.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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