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I believe I am born again...
There is nothing extraordinary,
just an uncle's old ramshackle house
with the only difference being
it is on an island in the middle of a lake
where I camped and fished as a boy
It is a small lake, full of brim and bass
The island is very tiny...

A usual gathering of friends and family
Normal everyday conversation
A cousin gets up for a drink and a snack
(Yes, yes of course he does!)
People talking and joking in the kitchen
Not important the general subject
or even who they does not apply
I am there strictly to listen and observe
with senses amplified ad-infinity...

Flash. I am outside
I notice colors, shapes and sounds
thousands of times more vivid and sharp
though numbers no longer exist because
there is nothing to count or measure;
no clocks ticking to keep time
because there is no time to keep
No future, no past, only the Now
Only the perfect and eternal Present...

Flash. I am on the opposite bank
Fish hover, dart and fly in crystal waters
yet it is not water and they are not fish
Birds that are not birds swim in rippled air
The earth I stand on is no longer earth 
nor is anything or anyone else
because nothing has a name...

Flash. It seems
good and evil and all in between are no more
because there is no thought or opinion
Every action, movement, voice and word
makes pure and absolute sense
and my immortal mind simply sucks it all in
but is never filled...
Isaiah is this the prophecy
Is this a glimpse of that realm;
that realm where the wolf dwells with the lamb
where the child plays at the pit of the viper
The child, the child....who is that child
that little child who shall lead them?
That chosen child, is this that child
that child of...

Oh Isaiah, Isaiah
I believe I am born again



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  1. Date: 6/3/2015 5:12:00 PM
    Tim, the Old Testament fascinates me. The stories are epic. I seriously would love quality writes based on those amazing stories. A fine win, sir!

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 5:48:00 PM

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 2:29:00 PM
    Nice win, Tim. Sk

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 10:44:00 AM
    Fabulous idea Tim....I remember when I was young we would go to Awana...half the night was athletic games the other half learning the was a great experience. even though most of the boys were there for the games we got so much out of the other half

  1. Date: 5/25/2015 9:37:00 AM
    great idea Tim - congrats on your win:-) Hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 9/7/2014 3:24:00 PM
    Very nice one Tim. Congratulations

  1. Date: 9/7/2014 2:23:00 PM
    One of my favorites, Tim...congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/7/2014 12:06:00 PM
    An interesting take on the contest. congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:38:00 AM
    Heartfelt and sentimental is ur write Tim! Congrats on huge win!

  1. Date: 9/7/2014 6:26:00 AM
    - This comes from your heart ..... love it! - Congratulations on your winning poem in the contest   "Prayer" - A beautiful prayer, Tim !! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2014 2:01:00 AM
    A great prayer and touching emotions, congrats, Tim

  1. Date: 9/6/2014 11:26:00 PM
    Beautiful writing and prayer. Congratulations and God bless you always, Gina

    Ryerson Avatar Tim Ryerson
    Date: 9/7/2014 3:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you SO much dear lady...God bless you always and forever too...
  1. Date: 8/24/2014 1:33:00 AM
    A wonderful description of an everyday moment that turned into an extraordinary one! ....Excellent writing, Tim! Congratulations on your win with this uplifting poem!

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 10:01:00 AM
    Tim,,, congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 6:05:00 AM
    Very brilliant and inspiring write, Tim, Congrats

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 9:31:00 PM
    Congratulations on a great and brave write. And win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:37:00 PM
    hey congrats for the umpteenth time with this grand poem of yours, Tim. I too recycled a fave of mine!!

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:43:00 PM
    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy

  1. Date: 4/14/2014 2:29:00 PM
    I remember this one very well from one of my own contests, tim! nice to see it garnering top honours, chris knows his stuff! big congrats to you :)

  1. Date: 4/14/2014 11:43:00 AM
    So glad to see you topping the winners' list, Tim! Congratulations on your deserved recognition. (You made me go back to re-read the bible). Ruben.