The Final Poem
(Matthew 25:21- ERV)
The poet’s mind stood still like a block,
Resembling embers of a fire – soon gone.
Ideas hard to come by,
Now God’s refreshment to wait on.
At once, the author’s name was called,
A strong voice was heard –
“You are a good servant who can be trusted. . . ”
“Share my happiness,” was His Word.
An angel escorted the writer through a gate,
Where the poet walked on streets of gold.
There, no light, but God’s,
As the Bible foretold.
There was no crying,
Nor sickness, nor pain,
Just Love flowing freely
Through the power of Jesus name.
Then as swiftly as the dream had begun,
The poet awakened at the new dawn of light.
The poet’s mind spinning with astonishing,
New glorious ideas to write.
— Charles B. Mayes
The Final Poem © 2015 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.
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April is National Poetry Month designated by the American Academy of Poets. This is not my final poem, Lord willing, but shows how dependent Christian poets are on God for inspiration to keep on writing poems for His glory.
I appreciate what Larry Pine wrote in his South Bay Concert News (March) referring to my Poetry Reading on February 6th, 2015, the following:
“The Christian poetry of Charles Mayes added a creative break to the Bethel Hymn Sing. Even poems with motions for Children’s programs . . . ”
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Other poems are available in a chapbook titled, A New Year Resolution and Other Poems (including The Missionaries) by Charles B. Mayes. It contains 22 poems. The foreword is written by Dr. P.T. Mammen, Senior Pastor of San Bruno (CA) International Christian Center.
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