To Be Like Christ



How often I’ve mistaken
Mere happiness for joy.
By one too soon forsaken—
Far better to be taken
By steady stream unshaken,
Come drought or pouring rain.
But oh, to be discerning,
At Jesus’ feet still learning,
And for His presence yearning,
His likeness to attain!

Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt show me the path of life: in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.


No particular form
Decastich (10-line stanza) in iambic trimeter/tetrameter
Syllabic count: 7-6-7-7-7-6-7-7-7-6
Rhyme scheme: axaaabcccb

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved

Photo taken in Chesapeake, Virginia, 2011


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