The Atmosphere Carnival
The Barkers were Dedicatedly Offering
To Any and All
The World's Myriad Joys and Toys!
I had Visited The Carnival on many an occasion
I always had Money with which to Pay Play
But for Some Reason on This Occasion
I Wondered, at The Entrance Exit
What Would I Get Gain on This Foray?
I Wandered Around for a short short while for
Direction Seemed To Matter Today
And then ...
Then ... I saw HIM
And My Heart Went After Him in a Big Way!
He had no Stall!
He had no Barker!
He stood Tall!
He had Kindly Eyes!
He Spoke with Intensity and Passion
And not a word He spoke said: "Lie!"
There was no Jostling Crowd around Him!
No Burly Men
To Restrain those who got too Rambunctious!
There was Quiet and Peace
... for those Listening!
He used words like:
Rest and Relief
Grace and Mercy
Calling Everyone to from Sin Cease, and
Offering, yes, Peace, Joy, Rest and Comfort to The Riven Soul
And I Felt My Body Grow Warm Hot Cold!
I Knew Him - this ... Man!
I Recognized Him
In My Heart - The Blessed Son of Man!
I'd Found what I Unconsciously Sought and
My Wanderers Tickets To Fun needed no longer to be Bought!
I Talked to Him!
I Listened to Him!
I had The Kingdom in My Sight!
I had a Task, and
A Road to Follow, and
A Home to Achieve!
I Gave The World My Back!
I Did Will Not Look Back - Not in My Heart
And Not Physically!
And I Removed The World Off My Sleeve
As The Love of Him Who Is The Master
I Humbly Gratefully Received!
For Me, The Carnival Is Over!
My Disgrace Is Permanently Displaced!
My Home In Heaven Is Paid-Booked, for
The Hand of The Savior - By His Blessing - I Took!