Genesis to Eternity


as He spoke
in the beginning,
daylight broke;
continued with Man, who’d choke
the world by sinning

then His plan
began to unfold
to save Man,
it would mean
for His own Son, rather than
Man, a death untold

King of Kings
will return to stay;
He will fling
wide the gates…
and with the angels, we’ll sing
our praises that day

P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Bloomings “In-Form Poet” Prompt: Genesis, as developed by Walt Wojtanik.

The Book of Life

The Book of Life

My life could be the sum of all the papers
on which my name is or will be found…

birth certificate
baptismal record
social security card
report cards
certificate of confirmation in the church
driver’s license
car registration
high school diploma
letter of acceptance to college
college diploma
W4’s and W2’s
marriage license
mortgage documents
death certificate

Or my life can be summed by finding my name
on a list that is not made of paper…

The Book of Life.

2011-03-24 12:50 a.m.
P. Wanken

written for Theme Thursday prompt: paper