I Met A Soul Today (POEM)

Neal Pollard A lonely soul was crying out For someone to direct Their mind to know the will of God But I chose to deflect. An edgy soul was acting out Intimidating and coarse Yet they were searching for the truth I recoiled with too little remorse. A hopeful soul was reaching out And attended … Continue reading I Met A Soul Today (POEM)

My Father, From An Early Age

Neal Pollard My father, from an early age you taught me to be true, But when I wavered on what that was, I could always look at you. You taught me how the Lord comes first at work, at school, at play But how much easier that became when you practiced that each day. Dear child, … Continue reading My Father, From An Early Age

Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

Neal Pollard What is the greatest trial? What do men so despise? The hardest climb and dreariest mile Is seeing through another’s eyes. It may appear uncomplicated, Completely cut and dry, But our skills may be overrated, As we try to see through the other’s eye. We don’t know what they’re thinking Can’t know their … Continue reading Seeing Through Others’ Eyes

Homesick

  Neal Pollard This time of year our minds go back To days gone by, down memory’s track Of laughter, stories, food and walks Singing, sharing family history and talks Some who once were in our clannish stable Have left our banquets for the heavenly table Childhood recollections may be larger than life And death … Continue reading Homesick

A Proverb To Ponder

Neal Pollard Now, not all our attenders are members, And not all our members are attenders, But if all our attenders were members, And all our members were attenders THEN... We'd have more trouble menders, More gospel defenders, And more true soul-winners! BUT... We'd have fewer people offenders, Fewer spiritual hinderers, And fewer religious pretenders! … Continue reading A Proverb To Ponder

Before You Type Or Talk Today

  Neal Pollard A pick, a poke, a controversy, Hit and run, a verbal grenade, We may see it as clever, though without mercy And own it like an accolade But are we making people think When what and how we say it scars? If it causes a stir, a strife, a stink Instead of … Continue reading Before You Type Or Talk Today

In Awe Of The Greatest Freedom

  Neal Pollard I once was without representation, Not a citizen of that chosen nation, Enslaved and oppressed, Deprived of the best, And discouraged by my lowly station, But my freedom was bought at a price, With the one ransom that would suffice, Sweet liberty was bought, And my freedom I sought, When I opted … Continue reading In Awe Of The Greatest Freedom

God Revealed (poem)

Neal Pollard The mighty arm of creation, brooding or building The hand that tipped the canopy, drowning sinners The finger that stirred the languages, babblers yielding The heart that made the heirs of Abram winners The Majesty presented in a bush, resilient though burning The Master who through plagues made Pharaoh submit The Merciful One … Continue reading God Revealed (poem)

A Tale Of Two Crosses

Neal Pollard “Tell us father, were you really there that day? Did they make you take His burden the rest of the way?” “Son, I stood in the crowd when I got my painful commission, And they thrust it on me without asking my permission. He was staggering and bloody and gripped by exhaustion I … Continue reading A Tale Of Two Crosses

Reflections At Middle Age

Neal Pollard The first few decades we rush ahead Wanting time to fly, but it creeps instead Impatient to be older, sure that it's our way To freedom and happiness, where we'll leisurely play. Sure enough time goes rapidly by Flashing so speedily, we watch it fly Moments of grandeur, days that are grueling Ordinary stretches our … Continue reading Reflections At Middle Age