Running Together

Parallel

Matthew 16:25-27
New Living Translation (NLT)

25 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. 26 And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.


Gain and Loss

Gain and loss
Loss and gain
Parallel thoughts
Hard to explain

Never seem to touch
In differing planes
Hold onto life
And only death remains

Follow the shepherd
Let loose of it all
Hear only his voice
And answer only his call

Loss and gain
Gain and loss
United as one
On a rugged cross

©2018 by William Pierce


Seemed like a good time to write a “parallel” poem!

At Odds With One Another

Never touching,
Never linked,
Separated in space,
Eternally out-of-sync,

Nothing in common
Nothing to compare,
No reason to communicate,
No reason to share,

On differing planes,
With endless spaces,
Going the same directions
But to different places,

So how is it possible?
On such a planet unique,
That our chances for harmony
Are always so bleak,

We all share the Earth
But we don’t seem to care,
Many are hungry,
Many are bare,

And we’re always warring
With no end in sight,
It’s not even about winning
But supplying the fight,

Oh! Father in Heaven
Help us see the light,
Please join us together,
Please help us unite

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

We seek after our own ways. We see only our selfish desires. Grant us eyes that see and ears that hear the cries of those in need. May we come to realize that our lives are but a vapor in a whirlwind. We are here and gone before we know it. Help us turn loose of this world and chase after You with all our strength. Thank You for caring!

 


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3 thoughts on “Running Together

  1. Outstanding! I love both of these… but I think the first one is my favorite of the two. Your poetry always resonates. I look so forward to reading it. Thank you for another two amazing pieces! God bless you big time!

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