The book of poems is written as a thought-provoking gesture meant to spurn casual or formal conversation, enlightenment, and motivation as well as learned discussion about God’s Word. Some poems are a recompilation, whole or in part of a Bible book, or was inspired by a particular book or passage(s). The poems do not serve as a witness to profess an authoritative doctrine or directive written by Bible scholars. They can, however, be a catalyst to invoke personal insight about one’s own faith and God’s purpose for their lives.
One example is the poem, “Choice,” where a lark serves as a metaphor of some who cannot seem to choose whether to serve God or mammon (money or idols), and even when they think they’re sure which, they remain stagnant in their lives and fail to find their true spirituality. That is until they choose the road to salvation.
One practical application of a poem could be used in settings such as a Bible study and/or Sunday school. Every church could use a copy as study material.
“All scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training for righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16–17, ESV). To that end, we can be more than simply readers who find it difficult to recall and understand what the Spirit spoke to our individual spirit.
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About the Author
I am also a former police lieutenant who, while serving as such, earned a BA in Paralegal Studies (graduating Suma Cum Laude) and an MA in Education at ODU in Norfolk, Virginia. I worked for the Newport News Public School system for ten years—first as a school base sub and then as a teacher for children with special needs. Retired in 2011.
I am married to my wife, Rosa Carpenter Carlos, for forty-five years and have five children. I currently reside in Hampton, Virginia, and teach adult learners pursuing their GED certificates. We attend Ebenezer Baptist Church in Hampton, and I’m an assistant superintendent of Sunday school and head of the Jail Ministry.