I am feeling a little confessional today. So, here is my confession, “I like reading poetry.” I like all types of poems. I have books of poems. I really like poetry. I think what I like about poems is how they often speak to us in a language that is not our own but speak to us in ways that are clearer than our own. Some may even call this illumination. I prefer to stay simple and say, I like poetry, I like it anyway. One of my favorite poets is Calvin Miller. Here is one of my favorite poems by Calving Miller:
I met the nicest dog today.
I’m sure that he has fleas.
I tried to bring him in the house
And momma said “don’t – please!
I’ll bet that dog has ticks and fleas
And mites and mange and bugs.”
She may be right, I cannot say,
I just know when I went to play
I met the nicest dog today.”
This poem always reminds me of how much God overlooks to see His Son in me. It always reminds me of how the Jesus in me should cause me to look at others. This one little Calvin Miller poem has helped me meet the nicest people.
I like poetry.
I really do.
I hope that you liked Calvin’s poem too.
As we met others from day to day,
I hope we all can truthfully say,
“I met the nicest person today.”
Always praying for you,
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