Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Line in the Sand

The Line in the Sand
by
John W. Frye





The time that Jesus drew a line in the sand
The scandalous woman lived; sent away forgiven
While blood stones lay unused on the ground,
Once held by self-confessed sinners.

What is our line in the sand?
Does it heal, forgive, give hope and life?
Is it a life line or a line of dark challenge,
signaling separation, judgment and death?

Go ahead, make someone's day.
Draw your line in the sand.
People will see it and know your heart.
Love that forgives draws lines in the sand,
And so does the code of law that kills.

The hand that drew the line for the woman
Who, in panic and shame, bent naked in the crowd
Took the hammered, ragged nail.
His warm blood ran down to the line in the sand.

Where does our blood run these days?
Those who don't bleed, don't forgive.
What's our blood line...or
Blood stone?

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7 Comments:

At 3/19/2007 9:19 AM, Blogger Ted Gossard said...

I like your poem, here, John. And you state it in a new, fresh way for me. My heart is evident in my words, actions or lack of action. Sometimes that's painful, I've noticed lately. Thanks!

 
At 3/20/2007 7:09 AM, Blogger John Frye said...

Ted,
Sometimes when the Spirit convicts me, I try to turn it into a poem or some sort of written expression.

 
At 3/21/2007 7:23 PM, Anonymous sacred vapor said...

you have the gift of a poet. Have you thought of publishing your poetry?

 
At 3/22/2007 10:43 AM, Blogger John Frye said...

Sacred Vapor,
I like the joy of playing with words. No thought on publishing the poetry. I feel it is amateurish. Yet, thanks for the encouragement to think about it.

 
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