“All that the world provides,
all that glitters with high regard,
every shine of the gold and gleam,
every promise of rich reward,
I will give you”, he says, “and more!”
”Reputation and popular vote,
acknowledgement and so much fame
and it will only cost your soul.
Such a minimal thing to give
for a standing among the greats!
In the prime of the best you are
Immortality now awaits!”
And I bow my head in prayer.
I know the truth and more.
The prime of the best in me
is the part of me that’s yours.
In the womb I was wonderfully made
not with glitter or golden façade
but with love and perfect repute
as a treasured child of God.
(c)2020 R. Dee Shihady