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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.

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  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.

  1. Date: 4/6/2011 12:39:00 PM

    Nice and thoughtful expressions on opening the Bible in new perspective, Judith