Thunderous sound from the waves angry blowFlatulent slap from Poseidon belowDemurrage fine for the Prophet astrayJustice denied is justice delayedSuch maelstrom issues Joppas Coast beyond courseTis Jonah on dogwatch - the cause & the source Lascars one & all casting cargo & lotsChaotic gyrations - bizarre looks without thoughtsThe future did tell of Assyrias planTo kill and destroy every boy, girl & manWarn that Great City exhorted the LORDYou live & you die by that weapon the swordThe salvo from portside - Jonah was launchedFrom the arms of his converts baptized and then lostInhaled in an instant Swallowed aliveSolitary confinement in a jail thats aliveWreathing & writhing - contorted in painHis spirit in palsy - ignominy & shameThe prayers from his shipmates ascended aboveGods buoyant Salvation descended by love The Lord doeth provide for his wayfaring ones:Theres Adam & Jacob & other prodigal sonsNo prophet before could imagine this scenePandemonium did reign with his spirit so lean His entreaty did echo from the belly of hell To serve to remind him to remember to tellWretched out on the beach naked and paleHis mission from God began to make sailConfronting a people in the midst of their sin& exhorting repentance lest they perish withinis not well received in most every caseUnless its of God - the right time & right place
Rooster, Did you write this? It's excellent. Love, Dian.
Thank you - Yes, I did write this poem; and I have written a few others, if you would like to read them just let me know.
I like it.You have any shorter stuff suitable for CCM lyrics, that our praise band could creat an original with?