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I Opened My Bible Today

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I Opened My Bible Today

I opened my Bible today.
The first thing I noticed was how yellow the pages seemed -
then the odor of it rose to my nostrils,
my head filled with images.

At first I thought how sad -
I should be ashamed of myself.
Has it been so long since I opened my Bible
that it smells of a book lost in the dark recesses of a library?

One pushed, little by little,
to the back,
as if it was set aside for newer and more exciting volumes -
possibly soon for the discard pile?

Gradually my perception evolved,
realizing the book had taken on the life of the ancients.
Now it not only was the words of men explaining the word of God,
but it had the atmosphere of the ages.

Speaking in sync with its historical time
the words made a greater sense.
They weren't at all the same words that I had to memorize in Sunday school -
But the hearts of men singing.

Copyright © Judith Angell Meyer

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  1. Date: 7/25/2015 9:41:00 AM
    Thank you for your comment daver. Sad that so much time goes by. However, I believe I have evolved to the spirit of the words in the bible. Loving and honoring nature. This amazing earth and all its beauty. ~j~

  1. Date: 7/24/2015 3:30:00 PM
    Like you, I haven't opened a bible in many years. The ageless story and wisdom would no doubt have great meaning in my old age. I think I shall follow your lead and have a look. Love, daver

  1. Date: 5/17/2015 10:47:00 AM
    An amazing devotional poem. Thanks for sharing. I welcome you to the fold as Premium member. I hope you enjoy being here. Best wishes. -Hamida.

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 5/17/2015 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment and welcome to Premium membership. Been a member for years, so about time I came to stay.
  1. Date: 5/15/2015 2:05:00 AM
    When a suckling in the spirit reads the Bible it becomes just a mere story but those whose mental faculties have been trained and have walked its becomes the oxygen without which no man can survive.. Thanks Judy. :) beautiful

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 5/17/2015 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well put! Thank you for commenting. ~ J ~
  1. Date: 5/6/2015 8:31:00 AM
    It is said that we all have on our shelves a Bible and the Complete Works of Shakespeare. I have read my Bible more than once but William never got a 2nd reading. Thank you for the reminder!! God Bless. D.

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 5/17/2015 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Dave. And, you are welcome. ~J~
  1. Date: 4/14/2013 10:34:00 AM
    This is very beautiful. I am a great believer of the Bible. I do believe it has the power of God. Thanks for sharing........ Lucilla

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 4/14/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping by Lucilla. Appreciate that you took the time to comment. ~J~
  1. Date: 6/11/2012 7:39:00 PM
    Seems to me, the Bible hadn't changed, just the "voice of the reader" older, wiser, Love the poem! 1-4-3 ~Tru~

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 6:57:00 PM
    there is nothing better to read then the bible,for it shall light the our path , thanks for sharing

    Meyer Avatar Judith Angell Meyer
    Date: 6/2/2012 7:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment Stephan. Nice of you to stop by! ~J~
  1. Date: 8/3/2011 11:14:00 AM
    Thank you so much Carol. Never been chosen in this competion before and am excited to be this far! ::grin:: with John Heck getting all 3 of his in, I can forget first prize!! Thank you again for your encouragement ... ~J~

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 10:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry x2 making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Judith. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 7:12:00 PM
    Thank you John! This is a first for me, so I'll need your good luck wishes! ~J~

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 9:57:00 AM
    Judith, Good Luck! Congratulations on your poems' capture of the first round. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 7:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved feature this week Judith. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 6:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Judith

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 12:48:00 PM
    Thank you very much Sir. This poem was formed from notes I had made on my real experience. Notes from a long time ago. This week the words came together.

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 12:39:00 PM
    Nice and thoughtful expressions on opening the Bible in new perspective, Judith