Hopeful | Righteous

Original Posting At https://tbolto.wordpress.com/2015/02/04/righteous/

Tom Bolton:

I’ve been too busy to write much lately, but I want to share an older effort.

Originally posted on Hopeful:

Last Words

Hallelujiah! Glory Hallelujiah!
This is so great today–today I see it.
The righteous man, that old sinner who
started listening to God,
Now he is blessed!
He is blessed in beautiful ways.
It is God who blessed him,
and his kin are blessed too–
Blessed through him–by God!

He wrote his obituary, and its a good one.
God is in it. God wrote it. God loves it.
He isn’t afraid of being bad news.
He’s good news.
God is in him, and that is the news.

There are poor and sick folks who recall him,
Because he’s God’s man,
The righteous man lives on,
He’s God’s man,
and his work endures.
His Word endures–in the righteous man.

(C) Feb 9, 2012 Thomas Bolton, West Allis

About 14 years ago, I started writing poetry in response to scripture.  My first poem in 1998, after a 30 year break from…

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