Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Past Poetry: The Truth



The Truth
By: Stephen Bess
1991

As I sat staring at the white, glowing picture of Jesus
someone spoke to my heart and whispered,

"Don't worship the picture...whorship me."

22 comments:

Accomplice said...

short and sweet = i like it. and so true.

tryphina said...

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3: "You shall have no other gods before me.
4: "You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
5: you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,
6: but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Genesis 20:1-6

Inspiring post Stephen, keep up the good work :)

faith said...

Sometimes the less words the better! Again, very touching.

Stephen Bess said...

accomplice-
That poem is based on my own experience. Yes, so true. Thanks for stopping in and welcome.

Tryphina-
Thank you Reverend for that scripture and for blessing my spot. Peace to you and God bless. :)

Stephen Bess said...

Faith-
Hello. I'm glad that touched you. :)

Brother Jero (BJ) said...

Wow, amazing. So true.

ProfessorGQ said...

AMEN!!!

Bougie Black Boy said...

Hey bess. i've been incognito for a while.
Great poem. very good. reminds me--have you heard about the new indie film goin' to the film festival about the modern-day jesus, born in a shack in Africa? Suppose to be controversially amazing.

nikki said...

AMEN BROTHA!

BEAUTIFUL!

Stephen Bess said...

BJ-
Thank you. The truth is a wonderful thing isn't it.

ProfGQ-
Hello and Aaaaaaaaaamen!!!!.

Stephen EJ-
How is it going? I did recently hear something about that film. It should be very interesting and wonderfully controversial. I can't wait. :)

Nikki-
You may be a little iniquitous but you got the spirit! Amen sista! :)

Sumeeta said...

I always thought the image of a blond, blue-eyed Jesus rang false with me. He didn't look like anyone I knew, so how could I relate to him or even worship him?

Your poem brought it home for me.

Poi said...

Lovely, Stephen!

I hope your week is just as lovely so far..

Stephen Bess said...

Yes, Sumeeta. I've never felt that he looked like that either. I also don't think that he looked liked Barry White. :)
I no longer think of a face. I try to concentrate on the spirit.

Poi-
always a pleasure. My week was a little tough, but I'm alright now because it's Friday!!! :)

Have a great weekend all!

Bougie Black Boy said...

where o' where is Bess?

Stephen Bess said...

SEJ-
I'm around. I'm just glad it's Friday because we've been so busy at my job over the past month. Things are about to slow down now. Have a great weekend!

Tu s. Tin said...

sorry to leave this comment under Jesus......but seems I will taking your advise from last week....I'll do my best not to get in trouble....maybe the picture of Jesus will help.

"N" Search of Ecstasy said...

Wow, I really liked this!

~Nic~

Stephen Bess said...

tu s.tin-
I like the kind of trouble where everybody is happy. It sort of relates to the word "bad" meaning good.

...and yes always meditate on God. I'm trying to become better at that too.

"N" Search of Ecstacy-
Thanks for stopping in! I'm glad that you like my past poetry. I will hopefully be posting more in the very near future.

NML said...

Wow what touching words. They epitomise everything that's wrong with peoples perception of worship.

Stephen Bess said...

nml-
I feel that. I think that many people would rather worship Brad Pitt than Danny Devito.

JenellyBean said...

AMEN!

Brother Stephen this is the truth.
Its so short and simple but the reality of it so soo deep.

I love it!

Sorry, that i've gone MIA again.
I'll be back soon
miss you much....

Stephen Bess said...

What's up JB! Yes, you have been MIA. It's good to see that you are still around. :)
Thanks for stopping in and glad that you like the poem.