Zacchaeus Innocent

Oh pure son of Abraham, your place set

In Heaven, you gave this day, man of taxes

Sinner of one half your riches, then four

Times, what you have stolen, as this child,

Boy gave his life, now is clean in Jesus,

Christ our Lord has given this boy, man

Simple ignorance made clean, he may

Not return, but gave to boy of six,

Understanding in his Heavenly Father,

Such that when such urge should,

Take hold, the boy need only pour

His soul out upon this Ground

Of true supplication into God’s vessel, His

Understanding of The Cross, our Lord’s

Forgiveness, and Jesus making clean

Another urge, this boy at age 67,

Found healing, knelt in mind, in spirit

Before the Lord, for both legs broken

Never of the Lord, in supplication

He became son of righteousness

Like his worldly father who had repented,

Become pure like innocent Zacchaeus

To thank our Lord in complete gratitude.

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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