For This Is Written

The gospel of Christ: I am not ashamed.

When I look at my wayward life

What I fail at what I have aimed,

Where I fell short which I proclaimed;


The gospel of Christ is the Lord’s power.

I am blessed with a faithful wife,

A garden with herbs and flowers –

How brief is each day and hour.


The righteous shall live by faith, in you. And me?

When life batters, cuts like a knife,

What I assume or not foresee,

Fill me with hope—my longing plea.

  • After Romans 1:16, 17
The writer has written sacred and secular verse for decades. He has been published in Prairie Messenger, Windhover, The Anglican Theological Review, Ancient Paths, The Christian Communicator, Time of Singing, The Christian Century, and others. He is a member of the Winston Salem Writers. He serves a life sentence, condemned to write verse. His Jesus Through A Poet’s Lens is now available via Kindle.