Not of this World
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

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Not of this World
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

Not of this World

I started out, tall dreams
for me.
If god loves me, I'll grow
right into them!
I know he loves me!
Because I love him so, so much!
And I'm counting on him, too.
To lift me up
But I'm going down!
This smile is going to be a frown
But I know he loves me..
So, I know I'm going to come up, again!
He just wants me to know what it is to be down..
I know he loves me,
Because I love him so, so much!
And I'm counting on him, too.
To lift me up
But I'm going down!
And this hope is lower, now...
But I know he loves me!
So, I know I'm going to come up, soon!
He is going to lift me up!
I know he loves me
Because I love him so, so much!
And I'm counting on him, too.
To lift me up
But I'm going down, again.
And I'm beginning to wonder now
Does God Love me?
Is there a God?
Am I on my own?
Why would He let me down?
Sitting on His Golden Throne?
Wearing His Golden Crown?
Good bye, then God.
And He says goodbye.
And I go away, on my own.
And I think to myself
Now "I'm" going to lift myself up.
And I go into the world.
I started out, tall dreams
for me.
If the world loves me, I'll grow
right into them!
I know it loves me!
Because I love the world so, so much!
And I'm counting on it, too.
To lift me up
But I'm going down
And my smile will become a frown
And my dreams, oh these dreams
When will I obtain them?
Never.
No.
Not Ever!
And so?
God?
He is there.
On His Throne
Golden Crown, Yes That Is True!
Sitting...
Watching...
His son....
~in the world~
Will I cry?
No.
Hardened heart
Harder than a rock!
Off to die
Full of pride
Oh my, Oh my
There Are Tears Being Cried
Falling Down From the Heavens High
Wondering how?
Wondering why?
He knows I cannot save myself.
He knows that I die.
What can a Father do
Save his son from himself, every time?
No.
Just once.
As Jesus Christ.
Then, His Son Will Be Eternal.
And will never die.
But God knows His Son Is Not Of The World.
And This Brings Forth Eternal Love Forever More!
For the Son could not live in the mortal world
No more than the mortal man can live in the immortal one.
And up is down and down is up.

By Gerard Haughey, © 2012, All rights reserved.

Author notes

John 17:1-19
1. After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed:
“Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you.
2. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
3. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
4. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
5. And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.

Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6. “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.
7. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you.
8. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
9. I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.
10. All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.
11. I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name—the name you gave me—so that they may be one as we are one.
12. While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13. “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
14. I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world.
15. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.
16. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
17. Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
18. As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world.
19. For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.