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God I Am!Poetry by Luke Easter Salem-News.com
A beautifully written poem encompassing our resident Christian Poet's take on religion and God.
(CLEVELAND) - This week at Salem-News.com we published an article titled, Love for Jesus Can Bring Christians, Muslims Together by Ibrahim Hooper.
I have always been fascinated by the fact that the Holy Qur'an acknowledges the life of Jesus Christ and that was the biggest point Ibrahim was making, I believe.
From that article: The Prophet Muhammad himself sought to erase any distinctions between the message he taught and that taught by Jesus, who he called God's "spirit and word." Prophet Muhammad said: "Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but their religion is one."
One thing you can count on at Salem-News.com is a variety of opinions and a constant push toward unity and peace. I will publish writings from any member of our team who advocates a good point; I certainly don't have to agree with it, and they in turn do not have to agree with me. Ken Ramey has written about religion here since our first days, and he might best be described as agnostic!
Luke and I have a great deal in common and while we do not have the same beliefs on several points regarding religion, I love his drive and dedication. This man cares about racism, the abuse of women and children, injustice, corruption, whistleblower advocacy; all of the same things we spend so much time writing about.
This beautifully written poem encompasses Luke's take on religion and God and his faith is quite obviously that of a strong Christian.
"GOD I AM!"
I alone created the heavens and the earth,
I ask you MY child what could possibly be?
Reminds ME of the Book of Numbers 13: 33,
Exactly whom are you questioning with doubt?
What strength blows the trees from left to right?
Do you know who makes the rain and melts the snow?
What is it that gives strength and subdues power?
How many planets, can you number the stars?
There’s something that’s known as Darwin’s Theory,
Big body, small wings, impossible for a bee to fly,
Joshua 1: 5, “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you,”
Be careful going before GOD seeking a bigger boat,
Another name for these three are, trials, tribulations and storms,
Here is some knowledge although to some it might be news?
Only Alpha & Omega forms everything and gives it life,
By Luke Easter
Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.
We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.
Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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