JOHN MARK

Like diamonds sparkling in the sun,

Simple drops of water gleam.

The sun makes bright this H2O,

Shining brightly, they just seem.

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Sparkling as the sun just setting,

I am facing West for certain.

Even before this poem is finished

Evening will drop its curtain.

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Night comes fast or my thoughts are slow.

Both, I guess, as composing,

Causing every other line to rhyme, like,

A country-boy proposing.

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Do not know why, sure, this country-boy,

Honest while some are not.

Simple and honest, we will allow,

A rustic sort of clout.

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John Mark the name, a follower

Of Jesus, but not near.

We, just mingling with the Pharisees,

Spying, it would appear!

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It was soon they discovered him.

Jesus was not surprised!

This glance of recognition noticed

By a someone standing by.

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John Mark, younger but noticed,

And recognized as one

Who followed Jesus though from afar,

He a Scribes only son.

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Who later would rely on this trade to

Write, compile,

An exclusive life of Jesus, the Christ,

After awhile.

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But backing to that fearful night,

Of capture by the hoard,

Of Pharisees and soldiers there,

Both with one accord!

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When John Mark was recognized by one,

“This lad is one of them, too!”

Saw him there one snatched his cloak.

Fled naked from that zoo.

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Of course, a zoo where they all belonged,

As animals trained.

To think and act as animals.

Of sensitivity drained!

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the Sam 08.31.11

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