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The Web Poetry Corner - Joris John Heise - Telling Truth Gets Us To the Kingdom
Telling Truth Gets Us To the Kingdom
Joris John Heise
In talk we knit old terms with new-minted event—
Shape our lives with His death and make meaning,
No specious religion of garden-jargon cliche,
But tales which fructify truth, entwined with joy:
"My words beget a life-long yeasting of heart
A blessedness of blood changed beyond mere spilling,
A messy tangle, yes, of feelings, but more—
It makes you make fresh loaves of joy."
Disclosure of worth beyond words—
As naked souls do with best friends—
Brings resurrecture to you secret selves
Brings God by virtue of living death to life.
Both Jesus and His friends beside the lake
Walk, tough as stone, and true as fish
And feed us all by magical words
That call us now to know a final thing—
That each "yes" that’s said to You, says "I do!"
To that always-newness emerging which You offer.
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