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A Stranger After Dark

I was sitting on the back porch ‘bout an hour after dark When I couldn’t help but notice a tiny pulsing spark. I thought it was a firefly – It had that kind of glow But I’d never seen the likes of it – what it was I didn’t know It flittered to and fro just like a firefly does I went into the backyard to determine what it was. Just as I approached the place I thought that it might be It flew right up and landed very close to me. Soon I realized it was no ordinary find. What happened next you won’t believe – it nearly blew my mind. A Lilliputian creature stepped from this tiny craft Right then and there I was aware of questions I should ask. He must have been aware of the fear he’d caused in me. I could see my hands were shakin’ -- never thought I’d be set free. His tiny voice became quite clear and in a most convincing tone He said, “My friend, be not afraid – I‘m here all alone.” He appeared to be confused a bit and why, I’ll never know But the fear that he had fostered was about to let me go. He began to tell his story; I let out a sigh I knew I’d better listen to this little guy. Now, he was small in stature; ‘bout a half inch, nothin’ more – Why, I believe that he could pass through the space beneath the door. . He then began to tell me – It must sound like a dream. He was here because of some wayward sunbeam. “I race Haley’s comet to the far side of the sun.” He said, “The race is always over before it has begun. There is a reason for these victories, you see My good ship Omnipresence, right here in front of me.” “Time and space,” He said. “Are always at my command. I can do more things with them than man can understand.” He said, “I spin the rings of Saturn, create firmament at will I flew a mission of atonement to a very special hill.” I asked, “Do you know Jesus? He died upon that hill.” He said, “When all things are settled, everybody will. I led three wise men to him that cold and wintry night The shepherds were there to witness a miraculous sight So you ask do I know Jesus? -- it fills me with such mirth -- This very craft was hidden there at the moment of His birth. I was there to hear the angels when they sang out on high. Yes, I’d say I know Jesus, That’s why I’ll never die.” Written By John Posey 12/18/12

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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Omg I seriously just gone reading Gulliver's Travels about a week or so ago... brought back memories! John, this is seriously one of your most imaginative and moving pieces to date. You've mixed two extremely unlikely things and made into a whimsical yet thought provoking story. I have a feeling this little gem of yours will still be in my mind for awhile yet...

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 3/12/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That is good of you, a great testament of faith. By the way, reading this again, I noticed something else. A sign of God came to you in the dark, in a most insignificant form, a Lilliputian. Just as Jesus came to the world as a most unimposing man and yet he did miracles! I just thought that was something worth mentioning...
    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 3/12/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Timothy. This one really tests some thought processes. It really is just a reflection of my spiritual base. I like to think of myself as a God fearing, Jesus loving, Bible thumping, Satan stomping Episcopalian. My God is capable of all things and has unconditional love for all in His realm..... Jake
  1. Date: 1/24/2013 4:41:00 PM
    Jake, my friend, you always amaze me with the lovely flow and word pictures of your poetry each time I read them! Wonderful write!

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 1/24/2013 6:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, sweetheart. Just my way of saying we should put no limits on God. ..... Jake
  1. Date: 12/20/2012 3:03:00 PM
    Really enjoyed this wonderful write John, thanks for your comment, wishing you a very happy and wonderful Christmas, love Elizabeth

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/21/2012 11:13:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Elizabeth, May the true spirit of Christmas be with you all year long.... Jake
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:09:00 AM
    This is such a great imaginary poem John, and good moral within, :D no regrets to admit our God :), have a wondeful day John - hug, Yanny

    Posey Avatar John Posey
    Date: 12/19/2012 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yanny, Thanks for the comment. I wanted to write more, but the poem became too long. Concepts of God can take many forms. Being omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient gives Him all power. I'm certain He can present Himself in any form He desires. I put no limits on God..... Love Ya..... Jake