Featured Fridays / Poetry

The Truth is…..


Today’s Featured Friday is from Pastor Johnny Ogletree, III.  A great man doing great things in the Houston, TX area.  He is a husband, father, brother, uncle, entreprenuer, educator, and shepherd of the flock.  On top of all that, he is a Poet!!  Check out his poem The Truth is…

To answer your question:

The truth is
I never feel worthy
Actually I feel very worthy,

Worthy of punishment
Humiliation
Struggles
And hardship
Thus I don’t complain when I go through

Because it’s the one time
I feel God is being fair
Not just
Because I deserve worse
Collecting my thoughts like change
Calculating
Taking inventory

My body a house in which sin is abundant
The memories of which I collect
Consider me a hoarder
And the Spirit a cleaning service
Removing the filth collected from
The life of one out of control,
And computing I find my balance in the red
Totaled out by a hand,

Marked with the ink in a fountain pen
Filled with blood monogrammed with the name oh Yahweh
I walk around in a life that doesn’t belong to me
Abusing merchandise
I don’t own
Wearing it
Hoping to have enough time
To clean it up
Before the owner calls for it to be returned
Using His Word to stitch together what I have torn
Dipping in the blood daily to scrub out the spot I created in my disobedience,
Applying his love like a mighty balm
To heal my souls’ mind that have the wear and tear of my ignorance

See, the truth is
I wouldn’t choose myself in a Spiritual beauty pagent
But the talent portion of the show revealed a gift
A bidding war began
And the auction price was driven to the max
And I was purchased,

And though I am worth nothing
The set price on my life is everything

The truth is,
The value of an item is set by the one who desires to own it,

Not by the item,
And that is what the truth is.

Check out Pastor Johnny on the web at: 
@JohnnyOgletree3 – Twitter
Johnny Ogletree 3 – Facebook

 
 
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