These boys that fishermen would be,
As they bait a hook upon bended knee.
And the final toss as line is dangled,
Followed by a shout "Our lines are tangled!"
Spots are crowded and the worms are spilled.
The things caught are not ones that are gilled.
They snag a limb, or fish get the bait.
With patience unknown before, they wait.
Heard over and over "Can't catch a thing!"
And maybe one will boast a sting.
Long hours are spent slapping pests in the heat.
Not a catch all day; they're tired and beat.
"Maybe next time", and they smile with hope,
As homeward bound they climb the slope.
And they chatter of perfect spots they sought
And how big were the ones they nearly caught!

New Hopes

Fishers of men these boys would be,
As they read "the Book" on bended knee.
The final toss as "truth" is dangled,
Following the shout "Our lives are tangled!"
Crowds come and worms are spilled.
Men are sought and hearts are filled.
Words fly away, or are crushed with hate.
With patience unknown before, they wait.
"Can't touch a heart!", heard again and again,
"They do not hear, or turn from sin!"
Long hours are spent fighting Satan in the heat.
So few responses, but never defeat!
But maybe soon, and they smile with hope,
As homeward bound they climb the slope.
And they chatter of the souls they sought
And weep over the ones that were nearly caught!


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A Brother Remembered
A Christmas Blessing
A Cupped Hand
America's Wool Gathering
A Soldier's Vow
A Time To Be Born
Autumn Song
Be A Friend Today
Beatitudes
Behold There The Shame
Behold! He Walks With Them
The Breath Of Winter
Children Lost And Found
Christmas Essence
Crown Of Thorns
Dark Times Of The Thorns
Empty Words
Existential
Feed The Lambs
Through Fields Of Heather
Fishing Hopes
Following The Wind On A Wing
Fountains Of Rome
God Says
Healing Wings
I Must Walk
It Is Done!
Joy Fulfilled
Lament
Laying Up Treasures
Learning Took A Holiday
Limitations
Lo, the Rose - Fashioned by God's Hand
Love Finds Its Way
Migration
Mountains To Climb
"My Best Friend"
"Nature's Way With Winter"
"Once Known"
"Our Thankfulness"
"Passing Times"
"Pure Water"
Running The Race
Seasons and Season
Slowly Child
Spring
The Captain Of My Ship
The Cry
The Drifter
The Eagle Flies
The Flag
The Grace Of The Cross
The Growing Rod
The Heart That Is Forever
The Light Of The World
The Pilgrim
The Quiet Years
The Seasons Of Our Life
The Turning Of The World Around
The Winds Of Time's Song
Time Swiftly Passes
Together
To War My Son
Wandering Lambs
Wanderlust
What I wanted
Whisper of Love
White Darkness
Who Are You?
Wings For Flight
You Are There