A depiction of the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, near Alexandria, Egypt.‘The Bivocational Burden’ by Guy Warner The Society August 1, 2021 Beauty, Poetry 10 Comments . an excerpt When battle rages hot, the charge will sound. An army must not let itself break ranks, Although they see the cannon all around. To my Commander humbly I give thanks, For I see not the field as He, in view Of all the strikes and counterstrikes that come. My eyes catch only sludge and sun and steel From where my muddy boots wear thin. So who Am I to question You? Let me be dumb! Your wisdom, more than all of this, is real. . . Guy Warner is a pastor in Birmingham, AL. He received his M.Div. from Liberty University. His other poetry can be found on SometimesPoetry.org. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 10 Responses Joe Tessitore August 1, 2021 Amen. Reply 從趾山 August 1, 2021 Let me be dumb! Your wisdom, more than all of this, is real. Reply Brian Yapko August 1, 2021 This is very beautiful and meaningful. Thank you for sharing this poem of deep faith. Reply Guy Warner August 1, 2021 Thank you! It is part of a long prayer of gratitude after coming through a tough time Reply Cynthia Erlandson August 1, 2021 This is well crafted, as well as encouraging. Reply Guy Warner August 1, 2021 I appreciate that. It was a long time coming, a reflection on a real low point. God is good Reply C.B. Anderson August 1, 2021 A very nice poem, Guy. And your nonce form was convincingly instantiated. I could be wrong, but I think you have expressed a new idea here on the field where doubt, faith and knowledge play out their differences. Reply Guy Warner August 1, 2021 I appreciate that, thank you. As life goes on and we learn more, it builds our faith, which enables us to overcome future doubts. Not always a fun process but an important one! Reply Guy Warner August 2, 2021 This is an excerpt from a longer poem, which you can see here: https://sometimespoetry.org/2021/07/28/the-bivocational-burden/ Thanks! Reply Mike Bryant August 14, 2021 Love your poetry. I have a feeling that bivocationalism is a post modern problem. As long as you follow the crowd, instead of God’s word, you can have it all. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.