Spring Flowers at Dawn
As I think of the mansion,
the Lord’s prepared for you,
I see it has a window to our hearts.
When people ask,”What’s Christ done for me?”
I mention meeting you in the square,
Bible open on your knee,
sandwiches for the street people
stacked in the van.
 I was just high enough on Jacob’s ladder
 to backslide until you brothered me,
 pressed my sour grapes into service,
 showed me the dance step of the sanctified
 is where Lou Rawls left off
 and the Holy Ghost glides to the side.
I subscribe to your living epistle,
a foot path to Saint Peter’s gate,
a legacy of lions, sleeping with the lambs.
your first day in heaven,
there’s a laugh behind the clouds.
Its our Shepherd,
watching you leap the lilies of the field.

Will Schmit

Will Schmit is a volunteer outreach prison minister for Lifehouse Church in McKinleyville Ca. He is the author of Head Lines A Sixty Day Guide to Personal Psalmistry and Jesus Inside A Prison Minister's Memoir and Training Manual both available at Amazon Books and The website also includes poetry, ministry updates, and music downloads from Bring To Glory a CD of spoken word with coffee house jazz.

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