Placed a flower over my buried remains,
silent musings once unsettling, providing peace.
Joyful passion experienced, reflecting upon a journey’s end,
burning dross in the Lord’s fire, becoming a symbol of His perfection.

Today’s a great day for a funeral…..

The casting away of flesh, discarding the nature of sin,
the enemy mourns my absence, despises this newness.
Truth has replaced the inauthentic demonic messages,
its prevalence used to make me captive,
laughed as I tried to operate in my own strength,
my resistance futile.

My accusers eulogize me…..

Speak evil of my conversion, deem my new life worthless,
my path destructive to this ”peaceful” prison environment,
some say relapse all but certain.
Waiting in the darkness for my light to extinguish
so they can distinguish me among the lawless,
cause me to forsake my call to come out from among them
and be ye separate.

Let the redeemed of the Lord say so……

Standing over the buried, broken remains,
transformed by the power of Christ renewing my mind.
Rewarded, blessed to trade in my darkness for light,
a blind man regaining sight.
Under my feet are the promises of God,
my residence built on The Rock,
Christ the Chief Cornerstone of my foundation,
the wings behind my flight…..

Same time tomorrow?

Marshall Jones is a 42 year old man on a lifelong journey of bearing fruit for the Kingdom of God. The author with Jessica Jones of THE PRODIGAL SON, Marshall's Biography includes his almost 21 years life sentence incarceration. THE PRODIGAL SON, just published January 2024, They married November 1, 2022. Marshall is also author of "A RAVEN'S MEAL" (RoseDog Books), a poetry collection, he aspires to target the grey areas and the people who are terribly misunderstood by society. Believing that everyone deserves a voice, he shares his testimony in his books and in their Red Granite Daily Devorionals (800 and counting). He also tries to use his gifting to share other people's experiences as well. Writing from the prison system that has now housed his body for almost 21 years, but also from the place that has been the catalyst to his freedom. As Jessica discovered in 2019, working as an employee in the Wisconsin correctional system, "Marshall lives more freely within the walls of that prison than any other person I’ve met in my life outside". Click on the YouTube Links below for these books and on the 'PUBLISHED WORKS' LINK FOR BOTH.