Monday, January 13, 2014

Restoration--By Marcus Omer--United States


Go lay the word upon the wind
and pray that God His wisdom send
to stir the minds of those who teach,
to melt the heart and heal the breach.

With humble heart man wouldn't stray,
with teachable mind, learn the way;
fulfill the purpose for his life,
then put away all grief and strife.

Yet they still war and stoke the fire
of human nature's ill desire.
For greed and gain the train they ride
that kills the soul with hidden pride.

Will change e'er come to tarnished man,
restore him to when time began?
Lived he and Eve before the lie,
deceitful words - they wouldn't die.

A lump of clay, 'immortal soul'?
A twisted being gains control.
Now he directs the minds of men
until the Christ has come again.

Marcus Omer got serious about writing after he retired in 1997. He draws his inspiration from the many emotions we experience in life. He has published Of Sunshine and Clouds with iUniverse and The Winding Road with Shadow Poetry. He’s also published in Snippets, The Magic of Words and several issues of Golden Words.


  1. Ah humility and prayer the key to enduring in righteousness all that Satan can tempt mankind with. Thank goodness and God we have agency to choose the former and receive help in time of need. Thank you Maurice for a great poem that helped me remember again, we do have a choice because of Christ.

  2. Without Him where would I be? I know He directs me in several directions - that always turn out to be the right road for me to travel...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Nice reflection on a time that was once good and is now corrupted by the sins of mankind. I sometimes ask myself some of the same questions, Marcus. Christ is the answer and just thinking of His love, grace and mercy makes our existence here more tolerable until He comes back. Thank you for sharing this.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG Publications! / Creative Inspirations

  4. Words of wisdom in this poetic piece. Life should be valued and respected, all we can do is keep the faith, hope and love alive in our heart and soul. Blessings always, Leokadia

  5. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Hello Marcus, Your poem was excellent. The timeless story of God reaching down to men and their rebellious resistance to His gift of salvation! It was inspiring and a blessing to read! Thanks for sharing, and God Bless you.

  6. What a powerful message and I pray for our return to faith and a simpler way of living too.