First song this year! Actually, this is my first song in maybe two years, and I felt like I just had to blast through all the rust and neglect to get it out the door.
I had a nice kick in the pants from a themed challenge that came from my pastor (she is also FAMWing this year) for each of us to write a song as part of the message this Sunday... on a Luke 5 passage.
I won't lie: this song was a slog. Probably for lots of reasons. After tomorrow I don't know if I will ever sing it again. It is finished now, though, and maybe it served its purpose.
Two boats, empty on the shore
Long night, longer faces
Morning sun warms the sand
Longing people wanting graces
What did he teach? Why from a boat?
What did the crowding people hear?
Why parables of sheep and goats?
Why so often “Do not fear!”?
Have you failed? Try, try again.
This time, go a little deeper
Cast your net out wider then
This time might just be a keeper.
Would they have followed his direction
With faith or with a bit of snark?
How do you read the inflection
Is it grouper, or is it shark?
What would he have known of fishing?
Building boats was more his trade
Maybe he just knew their wishing
Or the fishes’ deeper shade.
Two boats, full, come back to shore
And as with any long told story
It’s hard to tell the fact from lore
This one wags a tale of glory
I hope the fishes were not wasted
Maybe dried for later feasts
Now the leaving does seem hasty
Irresponsible at least!