A Poem

So the other day, I started scribbling an attempt at a poem…Purely to be a bit creative. I didn’t think much of it and so haven’t shared it with anyone. It simply remained another scribble in my notebook.

However, I thought I would let you readers peak into my creative notebook and see what you think? Comments of your thoughts would be appreciated;

A Father & Two Brothers

There was a lad called Harry, & Jacob was his brother
Jacob was mature & Harry was a nutter!
They never agreed, they never got on,
As far as Harry was concerned, Jacob was always wrong.

The father owned a factory and earn’t a comfortable amount,
So he set up Harry & Jacob an inheritance account.
Jacob was content, but Harry was not.
Harry wanted his inheritance, now, the whole lot!

When Harry made the proposal, the father disagreed
But being the pushover that he was, Harry convinced him of the need.
Before you knew it, Harry was booking flights.
Jacob however was frustrated and had many a sleepless night.

Harry went abroad to party until he was wrecked.
He was stupid with his money, after all, no father to keep check.
Eventually the money vanished, not even enough to get home.
Harry was in a muddle, with no friends, he was alone.

He got a job, working in a pig sty,
Eating with the pigs and there also he would lie,
Earn’t him just enough to get back home,
but would his father accept him back? Would love still be shown?

As Harry returned, the father was prepared,
to host a celebration, with lots of food to be shared.
The father couldn’t be happier at Harry’s return,
You’d have thought he had a few lessons for Harry to learn.

But the father had forgiven him and welcomed him home.
No longer did the son need to be alone.
The son was trapped in guilt, but now he was free,
to settle back in and enjoy the big party.

I wonder….Do you know the same forgiveness and love that was shown?
Do you know the feeling of being welcomed home?
You see, If we are like the son, then who is the father?
To be alone or reunited – which would you rather?

So there we go – My first poem. I’ll leave you to work out what it means.
When you’ve worked it out – perhaps, you could let me know. Send me a FACEBOOK comment or TWEET me…Or perhaps email is better if you wish to be confidential. (Blog@laughingwithtom.co.uk)


About laughingwithtom

Tom Elliott is a Christian Communicator who is passionate about introducing people to Jesus. Tom is also a credible and experienced Comedian, Magician, Speaker and writer, with a heart to use his gifts for the extension of Gods Kingdom. He has travelled extensively throughout the UK and abroad, whilst also being on the leadership team of his home church in Gloucestershire. Tom has been mentored by some of the UK’s most influential evangelists including J.John, Steve Legg, Mark Greenwood, Mark Ritchie, Matt Summerfield, Barry Woodward and more. Through his acclaimed show, Tom captures the attention of non believers through quality entertainment and as a result has been able to share his faith on TV, Radio, Online, in schools, churches & theatres reaching thousands of people with the Gospel. Tom has also taken his work to many large scale events and Festivals such as ‘New Wine’, ‘Detling,’ ‘Gorsley’, ‘Greenbelt’ and ‘Spring Harvest’ Tom is honoured to be an Ambassador for the international Christian charity ‘Compassion’ who work to change lives in over 26 countries that suffer extreme poverty. Toms desire is to see all people take hold of Jesus’ promise of life to the full. On stage and off stage, Tom’s passion for this fulfilment of life is contagious. Tom has been personally trained by expert entertainers and in 2013, Tom contributed to a book titled ‘Does God LOL’ alongside some of the biggest names in comedy, to raise money for national charity, ‘Mary’s Meals’. This book is now available in many good book stores. www.laughingwithtom.co.uk
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