My Savior

by Ramona Demery7/6/16

He is bread,
Filling the void in my innermost being,
Easing the emptiness of that other hunger.

He is water,
Flowing softly into my soul,
Quenching the thirst that lies deep within.

He is love,
Giving me His love to share with others,
Offering me the incomparable gift of His Spirit.

He is Light,
Filling my mind with understanding,
Lighting my path into eternity.


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53 Responses to My Savior

  1. Anniel says:

    Ramona,
    I do love your poem. I think of you as my “gifted” friend and miss not living near you. Too bad the Wall Street Journal doesn’t do your “Pepper and Salt” short thoughts anymore.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Well…send a few “Pepper and Salt” samples here. Also, I wasn’t aware that she had written a few books, including Light Verses…Just for Laughs.

      • Anniel says:

        I’ll have to see if she kept a file on them. I’ll let you know. She used to write limericks all the time. She has one other book on Kindle called “You and I, God: Inspirational Poetry.” They’re all on Kindle.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Yes, I noticed reference to the book of limericks as well. I wonder if it includes this one:

          There one was a woman from Hope
          Who with servers was kind of a dope
          But the law it was bent
          Said she had good intent
          Now with Trump we hope we can cope

          • Timothy Lane says:

            Somehow that seems to new (and Slick Willie had left Hope long before he met Slick Hilly — though that’s covered by poetic license, of course).

            Incidentally, I just read the poem to Elizabeth, and her response was that it was ‘truthful”.

            • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

              That’s a nice compliment from Elizabeth. And, truth be told, it’s much harder to rhyme with “Chicago” where she was born (assuming she did not rise directly from hell as in a scary movie).

          • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

            How about:

            There once was a woman from Hell
            Who understood servers quite well
            But this did not matter
            Cause the law won’t look at her
            In Justice I notice a smell

  2. GHG says:

    Beautiful. And true.

  3. Timothy Lane says:

    Very nice. I’ll have to see if I can show it to Elizabeth. I think she’d like it.

  4. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    More to topic:

    There once was a man from Judea
    Who was so divinely okay-uh
    He’d never get cross
    ‘Cause he was the boss
    Unless you were a money change-uh

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Actually, his objection wasn’t so much to money-changers (though they would probably have some difficulties in the next life), but money-changers within the Temple.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        As long as we’re nit-picking, I should note that I was talking about traditional Christians. Not…well…

        Jesus of the kumbaya Christians
        You couldn’t hardly have missed ‘em
        For them it’s a sin
        To ever forbid
        Except when it’s not Marx’s system

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Mike Adams has an interesting Town Hall article in which he argues (on the basis of personal experience) that the weak liberal (or cowardly) Christianity actually discourages possible converts. Who wants to join a bunch of pansies? The link is:

          http://townhall.com/columnists/mikeadams/2016/07/08/onward-christian-pansies-n2189346

          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            There once was a Christian of mettle
            With sinning he never could settle
            They thought him uncool
            And a bit of a fool
            Mr. Black along with Mr. Kettle

          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            A great part of that article is the finish:

            It is a paraphrase but he basically told me the following: “For a long time I would never consider converting because I thought you had to be weak and passive in order to be a Christian.”

            Let that sink in for a minute. The next time you self-censor you may be hurting Christianity, not helping it. We need brave young warriors not spineless “evangelists” who are more concerned about being liked than influencing the culture.

            In a nutshell, Jesus was not Mr. Rogers.

            Sounds like me. 😀

            • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

              The photo looks like it is of inside of the Kaiser Wilhelm Church in Berlin. A photo of the outside of the church is in my “Checkpoint Charlie” piece.

            • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

              Reading how the writer described the “pastors” of the first three churches he attended, makes me think of conservative writers like Goldberg. In the end, they are more concerned about their paychecks than the message.

              • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

                Conservative writers have tended
                To make sure no one is offended
                Their brimstone and fire
                And warnings of dire
                Are for those pro the Establishment ended

            • Timothy Lane says:

              Well, at the masquerade at an SF convention many years ago, someone did a combination of Mr. Rogers and Twilight Zone, with the idea that Mr .Rogers was a pod person. (“Mr. Rogers found one of these in his garden. Now everyone in the neighborhood talks like Mr. Rogers. Would you like to visit me? Would you like to be my neighbor? Can you say, ‘I will not fall asleep at night?'”

              • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

                There once was a Christian named Rogers
                Who with Lady Elaine was no codger
                Every day you would see
                A land of true make believe
                Not unlike the Trumpian waters

            • Glenn Fairman says:

              While this is not true of your site, I find that I must negotiate on the razor’s edge between exhortation and a blend of philosophy and theology to get my point home. Still, the very whiff of Jesus or the Cross offends….even Conservatives sometimes object to being preached at. C.S. Lewis marveled that one could couch any number of Christian themes in his Children’s books if done artfully. Moreover, he is wise in noting that it is not overt theological sermons that the world is in such dire need of, but writings pertaining to a multiplicity of subjects seen through the prism of the Christian worldview.

              • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

                Good ethics is like having a quality Veg-O-Matic. It can cut thick. It can cut thin. It can slice, dice and make Julienne fries.

                Liberal ethics are analogous to the old countertop meat grinder. You can feed into it anything and out will come an amorphous ground-up formless paste.

                Making distinctions is simply not allowed with a meat grinder. That’s liberal ethics. They are slogan-based rather than wisdom-based or experience-based. A complex social situation is turned into the formless paste of “Hands up…don’t shoot.”

                And, of course, this same mindset has turned Christianity into a bunch of vapid slogans rather than something that really ought to be far richer and more complex.

              • Timothy Lane says:

                My favorite of his Space trilogy is That Hideous Strength, which is probably the least theological of the 3. It deals with morality and outcomes, and that’s a major concern.

                Note, Brad, that the BSM crowd in Dallas were chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot”. At least they weren’t reportedly calling for the murders that soon happened. But others have, and the blood of a dozen cops (5 of them dead) are on the hands of a lot of liberals.

              • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

                There once was a Black Lives Matter
                That sure put up a lot of clatter
                With victims galore
                And whitey to gore
                Race hucksters all grew fatter

  5. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    Here’s one for Timothy. 😀

    There once was a man named Lane, err
    With a love for exactness insaner
    “It is thus,” I declare
    But just to be fair
    We’ll wait to hear all his disclaimers

    Mr. Kung. A spoof of you and Glenn can’t be far behind. Gotta go for now.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      Mr. Kung. A spoof of you and Glenn can’t be far behind. Gotta go for now.

      Can’t wait. Will no doubt include something about a man from China.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Oof. But reasonably accurate. Hey, I’m a fanzine editor. Editors develop certain habits. We scrutinize FOSFAX for typos extensively (and even then, we don’t get all of them).

  6. GHG says:

    Jesus, the bread, the water, the love, the light, given to all. And yet so many are emaciated, barren, lonely, and in darkness. The great deceiver is directing this tragedy and we need only look at the public square to see the reflection of our lives.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I could go to hell for this next one:

      There once was a writer named Fairman
      Of five-dollar words he was Chairman
      What was especially thick
      Was his writing, not quick
      Without Webster’s you’d pull out your hair, man.

      • Glenn Fairman says:

        Now, I liked that one.

      • Glenn Fairman says:

        Sauce for the Gander

        Consider a Printer named Brad
        Who would never be titled “Comrade”
        He developed a site, with a terrible bite
        Making struggling writers quite glad.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Your praise of the site is sure welcome
          Just trying to rhyme something with “talcum”
          Could I say it much louder?
          The left, take a powder
          They chafe me in ways that aren’t healthful.

      • Glenn Fairman says:

        Or more to the point:

        There once was a blogger named Nelson
        Who likened his pen to a shotgun
        He preferred stubborn things, so he pulled a few strings
        Cause his country was going to Hell, son

    • Anniel says:

      Thank you Mr. Lesser. The poem is such a serious reliqious point I feel like shouting it out. But much of the world is now tone-deaf. The Lord did say not to worry because He has overcome the World.

  7. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    A sinophile known as “Mr. Kung”
    (That is not to by rhymed with “he sung”)
    He grouses and whines
    As Civilization declines
    A Churchillian lament of this dung

  8. Anniel says:

    Do the, ahem, “ladies” get to play, too?

    When a political lady from Hope
    Finds her lies catch up and she just can’t cope,
    She takes no oath, then cackles
    At the spineless Fed Jackals,
    And the FBI Director’s the dope.

    Comey confessed before Congressional Hearings that HE never questioned Hillary, she was never put under oath, and no recording or transcript was made. He couldn’t even “remember” how many agents took her non-testimony – “it was 5, maybe 6.” Shameful. He couldn’t even swear in as a witness in court. Anything he says is only “hearsay.”

  9. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Brad,

    For you.

    There was a man who ran a blog
    Whose goal was to cut through the fog
    He had them in fits
    Those Leftist Nit Wits
    As daily he drained out their bog.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I cannot condone such abusing
      Of the “Leftist nit wits” of your choosing
      For they care so damn much
      About people and such
      Unless it’s conveived after boozing

  10. Rosalys says:

    Beautiful!

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