Posted by: Lisa | November 5, 2014

Present Now

Okay, this is my first attempt at erasure poetry. Let me know what you think, particularly if you have ideas on how to make this better:

“My beloved, obedient as you have always been, not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent, work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work. Do everything without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life, so that my boast for the day of Christ may be that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. But, even if I am poured out as a libation upon the sacrificial service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with all of you. In the same way you also should rejoice and share your joy with me.”
— Philippians 2:12-18

Love, present now,
you work that you may,
with light, hold life
for the day of Christ.
Poured out upon faith,
you rejoice and share joy.

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