Other Version of You (poem by me)

There was someone who looked a lot like you…
sitting right next to me in the church pew….
same hair, same face, same clothes….
except he raised his hand…
when the pastor invited us into Christ’s kingdom.

And you’d never do that…
cause you are always in bed past noon on Sundays…
sleeping off the drunkenness from the night before…
and Christ is the last thing on your mind.

A month passed since I last saw that version of you…
then I saw him again next to me in the church pew…
with a genuine grin that testifies of the Lord…
and a sparkle that speaks of the Holy Spirit.

And I wish it really was you…
That you were healthy and happy…
Instead your body is wasting away from your vices….
And my heart is on the floor.

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. -Ezekiel 36:26

© 2016 Kim Bond

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