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Below is the poem entitled Isaiah 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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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...

Oh Isaiah
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: 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.

  1. Date: 4/13/2014 5:52:00 AM
    Congrats on top win Tim !! Loved the write very much !!

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 10:54:00 PM
    hey Tim, nice win, love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 10:18:00 PM
    Congratulations on a fine win on your wonderful piece of poetry, Tim

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 7:00:00 PM
    Amazing win, Tim.... WOW! No wonder, it's a number one... Linda

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 6:25:00 PM
    Also, thanks for your kind words about my sonneteer persona!!

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 6:24:00 PM
    Tim. I guess I studied this one out more this time than the last time I read it. it truly is a very deep and mystical poem is srange that both you and I entered religious type poems into chris' contest. how nice to see this at number one. How many times have you won with it. I notice down below here I was saying to you "congratulations again." I have lots of poems like that, which I have entered more than once. it's great when contests let us do that.

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 2:15:00 PM
    I can see why Chris chose this piece, outstanding piece that you should be very proud of. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/12/2014 12:00:00 PM
    Tim, I am busy at the moment -- quickly dropping in to thank you for entering this stellar poem into my contest and taking 1st place. I especially love how your word choices in the end-stanza create such a pace and energy, pushing the reading experience ever higher .... wot a superb way to complete it all.

  1. Date: 1/28/2014 10:51:00 AM
    This is awesome work!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 8:51:00 PM
    You always do well with this poem, Tim. Glad to be seeing it again on this new winners' list. BIG congrats, my friend.

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 9:04:00 AM
    Enjoyed the poem for In the faraway contest and congrats on the win, Tim

  1. Date: 1/27/2014 6:16:00 AM
    Tim: Congrats on your nicely crafted poem and great win! 7 G.