John the Baptist

A sole preacher of the wilderness
To thus attest, the Lord’s word
Of numbers great, from lands afar
Would flock to him
To the river Jordan with baptizing
A righteous man, John the Baptist
Of whom would practice, righteous ways
To tell the people, flee from sin
To warn them of a coming king
A worthy man, much greater than him
Yet Pharisees and Sadducees could not appease
Nor make-believe, of apparent good
For turn away from solemn sin
Of God’s kingdom, enter in
Simply clad of camel’s hair, simple food, home of bare
From Nazareth, so Jesus came
To be baptized, God’s holy plan
Yet worthy not, to unfasten his shoes
Open heavens, spirit of God
A symbol of, the coming King

Written by Geraldine Taylor ©