To Celebrate January 9th

In earth's time, Lord, a quarter of a century

has passed since you called me to Christianity

and, in it, to the old time Baptists' polity.

Baptized a week later, and then to poetry

led by You, through your Grace's generosity.

Protected by all this from sinful perfidy,

I praise you. Lord, with all my soul's sincerity---

offered by your poor servant, though unworthily.




Author's Notes/Comments: 

Written on January 9th, completed at 3:21am, after waking from sleep with the desire to write a poem; and on the brief walk from the bedroom to the computer, this one (and not some other) unfolded.

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