And He Said Unto

     The first poem of the new year, and I am aware that some of you are “praying” that I stop now! No such luck.. Poets are a strange breed.

     It is the first Friday of the year, so why not do something for the first time this year? Like, maybe write a comment for a change. If you read this “material” that I put out for your edification, irritation, amusement or confusement, like it or not, let me know.

      Have a frivolous Friday,


And He Said Unto


..And God said unto the artist,

“take this gift I give

and show unto the world,

My face.”

Then He said unto the tenor,

“take this gift I give

and sing to all the world,

My praise.”

Then He said unto the orator,

“take this gift I give

and preach unto the world,

 to pray.”

..And then He said unto the poet,

“take this gift I give..

And ah, well never mind,

 no one’s going to get it anyway!”


Jack Downing

Jan. 2013



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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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14 Responses to And He Said Unto

  1. Beth Ann says:

    I get it ! I get it!!!! 🙂

  2. johncoyote says:

    I like the ending to the poem. Always a twist in all things. A excellent poem.

  3. Denise Downing says:

    You are so very talented I like it Love you my poet

    Sent from my iPad

  4. yearstricken says:

    Very, very clever. A great way to start the new year. Cheers!

  5. You actually make it sem so easay with yoir presentation but I find this
    topic to be realoy something which I think I would never understand.
    It seems too comlex andd extremely broad for me.
    I am looking forward for your next post, I’ll tryy to get the hang of it!

    • First of all cts, thank you for reading and commenting, I really do appreciate it.. The poem was intended to say that the poet has been given a gift as well, but it is not always apparent to people, as poetry does not generally get the exposure, as the other talents. Thank you again for the visit. Please come again.

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  8. Well, I am truly flattered, thank you so much.. I seemed to have lost my drive to write in recent months, but perhaps your gracious comment will revitalize the spirit within.. Thank you again.

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