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Allah-Muslim or God-Christianity / Which One?Poetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
One of three poems in this special Sunday Poetry triple-shot.
(CLEVELAND) - Church & school are supposed to be bookends holding our kids together in the middle.
However, with schools out of whack (not all but most it seems) and churches filled with just as much disrespect, is it any wonder our society is having a multitude of problems?
Let's face it, if things were going the way of the blessings not curses of the bible, well, there'd be no Salem-News.Com. Deuteronomy 30:19!
What are we choosing?
And, is it up to the parent or the child to make the choice?
Which one is paying the bills?
Pay the cost?
Then you are the boss!
Allah-Muslim or God-Christianity / Which One?
Would you ever want to reach the paradise of praise?
Quran is the primary source of faith and practice fields,
Muslims actually get on their knees and pray 5 times a day,
In the Christian world you drive drunk, kill, maim, go free,
Muslims fast in Ramadan as a religious ritual of true sacrifice,
Both worship, believe in peace, love, spreading the good news,
Sure, both agree in the power and sovereign grace of the Holy One,
Fajr, pre-dawn, remembrance of God it is performed before sunrise,
I’m not Muslim so please forgive if a word or two is slightly out of sync,
Every day we should strive for excellence by seeking something brand new,
1st Kings 10: 5, the Queen of Sheba was stunned, simply amazed,
Why attend a church where the members talk more than their preacher?
As our Creator sits in the heavens looking down from His Holy view,
By Luke Easter & Glamorous Enigma
Talking In Church & Other Rude Behavior
Why do people talk during service in church?
Likewise, a cell phone going off is very rude,
There are those who feel the need to eat and drink,
Let us not forget about those who resort to chewing gum,
Service is a holy time of worship through prayerful grace,
Passing around babies and toddlers from one row to the next,
Parents who think it’s cute, kids running around playing games,
A lot of parishioners’ actions are a shipwreck disaster,
Leaving early or arriving late with your face all aglow,
Wake up, smell the coffee, reposition then prioritize your life,
By Luke Easter
Parent Or Child, Who Runs The Show?
In church one day a woman stood up and prayed,
This child is only 11, on junk and sodas she will feast,
At a church cookout she was constantly stuffing her face,
Now comes the difficult part that many are trying to get,
There are two people in this story, mother and child,
A few weeks ago this kid slept during service in a pew,
And should anyone dare say a single discouraging word,
Many people say speak what lifts up, never tearing down,
It’s time to take the gloves off and stop putting honey on crap,
Had a friend whose very expensive computer was always down,
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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