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Below is the poem entitled Job which was written by poet Tim Ryerson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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And God answered Job from a howling hurricane
"Who is he who dares to doubt and complain?
Who is he who dares to stray from his path?
Who questions and doubts me? Who kindles my wrath?
Stand now before me, I demand it of thee
Do you see in my future? Do you know what will be?
Your mind is too tiny to comprehend why!"
Job said, "My mouth will be shut, I cannot reply."

"I have spoken of things I do not understand
Things far too wonderful for one mortal man
Now mine eyes see the wonder of thy glorious light
Helpless before thee; I give up the fight
And fall on my knees as I know that I must
Face down, I repent in ashes and dust."

Adapted from The Book of Job, Chapters 38 thru 42

By: tryerson
Motif: Spiritual

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  1. Date: 1/31/2014 8:02:00 PM

    Enjoyed the write and congrats on the fine win, Tim

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 4:29:00 PM

    Hey, Tim! Congrats on your nice poem and great win! 7 G.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 3:20:00 AM

    Congrats on your win with this beautiful piece of writing. Rick

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 10:25:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS Tim, thanks for the nice and lovely poem you entered in my "Heaven Sent / Grace" contest. Take care of yourself and enjoy the blessings of today and tomorrow. LUV*LINDA

  1. Date: 7/4/2012 7:49:00 AM

    This is a powerful rendition of the closing chapters of this great book. You portray the great and the unworthy with such insight and wisdom. Great write Tim!

  1. Date: 7/2/2012 8:52:00 AM

    Tim, this is one of my favorite stories from the bible. A wonderful verse..pd

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 1:07:00 PM

    a piece filled with grace and lilting phrases, tim... my devotional this sunday; how timely can this get!.. so beautifully scribed!... :) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 12:23:00 PM

    Yes, Job had a great surprise when he met God face to face...One of my favorite verses from Job is Job 19:25...He knew about Jesus way back then..Thanks for stopping by my work..Sara

  1. Date: 7/1/2012 11:00:00 AM

    great flow, well done sonnet Tim