Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I Believe (My Testimony)

Nothing will prepare us for
that angel waiting at our final door
who'll beckon us to come explore
an afterlife we can't ignore.
Unlike the view we've learned before 
no flames are coming through the floor
and there isn't torture, fear or gore
only love everlasting and nothing more.

So listen now, as the truth I tell,
I believe there is no everlasting hell.

Your life unlived, full of regret,
you've dug your grave with a pile of debt,
as eternal challenges go unmet
and childhood dreams you must forget,
but please don't worry or even fret
this rollercoaster ain't over yet,
there's still time to change and get
all that cannot be lost on a bet.

So before this situation worsens,
I believe God will save every person.

Immerse yourself in sacred pages
decode prophecies of ancient sages
but literal interpretations so outrageous
can lead to justifiable rages.
Don't surrender logic in subtle stages
or let fear of death become contagious,
ask the hard questions, be courageous
and let God free you from any cages.

It doesn't matter how it is said or done
I believe, the Lord, our God, is One.

Cherry pick what you believe
and earthy praise you might receive,
a pious halo you might achieve,
but you'll be the only one deceived.
I've been called worse than naive
but I've nothing heretical up my sleeve,
for my Savior born on Christmas Eve
loves us more than we can conceive:

In His family I am your brother,
so Love the Lord, our God 
and love one another.

[Posted for Real Toads' Tuesday Platform; http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-tuesday-platform_22.html - Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy New Year y Feliz Navidad, mis amigos!  Dont drink and drive! Don't text and drive! Love, Moskowitz the Humble]

11 comments:

  1. I truly DO hope that God will save every person...... I do know that our Savior loves us more than we can conceive. There are some things we won't understand until later. Merry Christmas, Mosk!

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    1. I hope so too. I can't think of to many creative objects of mine that I'd completely disown.

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  2. Amen to that.

    many la la's, La Mosk!

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  3. Amen and Merry Christmas!

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  4. It's all in A Christmas Carol. I don't believe in Hell either but many natural consequence ... or karma.

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  5. I can appreciate the work that goes into a poem of this length, especially when working with rhyme and putting across an effective message.

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  6. Beautiful....May we learn to love one another. Happy Holidays!!

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  7. Wonderful invitation.

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  8. so Love the Lord, our God
    and love one another.

    A clear message Mosk! If only humankind can be loving and forgiving. Great rhyming and clearly a winner!

    Hank

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  9. Yeah, yeah! Outstanding poem, wonderful rhymes, lots of moral authority, perfect! Love it.
    Being a nonbeliever BUT having seen multiple versions of A Christmas Carol in the last few days, yeah I get the message here.
    In the end: Love One Another. C'mon, people!
    Best wishes to you this and all seasons... and let's do some real poetry damage in 2016! ;) xo

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  10. The rhyme here reminds me of Poe, though the message is anything but. :) Merry belated Christmas indeed, Mosk!

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