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The morally deficient have no clue,
not finding God within their heart;
are they absorbed by corruption
and unwillingly from sin to depart?

Our Lord gazes down upon Mankind,
seeing the vileness of human deeds.
Do these workers of iniquity know anything
about meeting any of humanity’s needs?

So many souls are wickedly consumed,
analogous to the devouring of bread.
How unfortunate and Godless they were,
being overwhelmed by fears and dread.

Therefore, don’t repeat the mistake
of never calling upon the eternal Lord;
for His presence is among the righteous
and those remaining with Him in one accord.

Salvation is available to everyone.
Learn to draw strength from the Lord’s power,
which is forever revealed in His Holy Word.
He can also be your refuge and strong tower.

Become a permanent inhabitant of Zion,
covered under the Kingdom’s protection.
Be filled with love, joy and gladness,
as children shining… with His reflection.

Author Notes:

Loosely based on:
Psalm 14; 2 Sam 22:3; Prov 14:26, 18:10, 61:3

Learn more about me and my poetry at:

By Joseph J. Breunig 3rd, © 2012, All rights reserved.

Logic, when applied to people, fails miserably!
--Joseph J. Breunig 3rd

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The following comments are for "Poem: Find Refuge in Him"
by jjbreunig3

children shining
Where do people who kill in the name of the lord figure into this equation? Would it be justifiable just because someone else shares the same belief system?

Well written verse but whenever I see your poems listed on the front page I wonder why you include the word poem in the title.

( Posted by: toscano [Member] On: May 23, 2012 )

RE: Find Refuge in Him
Unfortunately, many evil and un-Christian acts of violence (including murder) have been committed in 'the name of the Lord' - none of which can be justified. After all, all people are children of God and equally made in the imgae of God. IMO, the lesson to be learned is that we can't base our relationship with God on the actions of people.

I include the word 'poem' to preface titles for two reasons: 1) To distinguish them from other articles (which are prefaced with "Behind the Poem"). 2) I blog poems on other non-poetry websites (and I do the same here for consistency).

( Posted by: jjbreunig3 [Member] On: May 24, 2012 )

Excuse me
Sorry JJ, We are not all children of God.

John 8:44, 45 says: ye are of your father, the devil, and his lusts ye will do.

What image is that? People are not equal in that, some are retarded and have no accountability. We are only made spiritually
in His image equally, not physically. Please keep it simple so as not to confuse the facts one believes to the scripture which is true.

Just because someone kills in God's name doesn't make it so.

All the "God" people see is right here in us. Perhaps that is the main Reason/ excuse more people don't believe in Him.

God is not in man's heart.

God cannot look upon sin.

Many in that day will say: Lord, Lord, and he says, Depart from me, I never knew you.

We don't draw strength from His power, but His love.

There are too many scriptures here taken out of context within your poem for it to succeed as a poem of hope and truth and redemption. I would suggest a re-write with a little more tightening of the scripture so as to be accurate, not a translation.

I would be very interested to see this work redone, JJ.

I know you mean well, do well.


( Posted by: williamhill [Member] On: May 24, 2012 )

According to Man (and Woman)

Not sure whether to claim the 1st amendment here

There is a man preaching down in the states
ab-normals be locked behind electrified gates
This life to me it just seems very much odd
surely mankind should be worshiped by God ?
We make all the rules and the ways to follow
to quote from old books sounds fairly hollow

Free to worship who you please in this life the danger being who you upset in the next.......

( Posted by: Fairplay [Member] On: May 24, 2012 )

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