6-4-14 No Distractions (a Sonnet)

cow eating grass

The treasures of this world are Satan’s trap

Designed to draw attention far from God.

The pleasures of this world are so much scrap;

A sensual distraction, mere facade.

A cow is always looking for fresh grass,

And with her head so low she cannot see

The butcher sneaking up behind, alas.

The lost are like that cow, I guarantee.

You are Ambassador of Jesus here.

Your mission is to wake these cattle up

And bring them to salvation free and clear,

So they might drink from God’s Grace laden cup.

When you are focused on the work of Christ

You cannot love the world so poorly priced.


“Do not love the world or the things that belong to the world.

If anyone loves the world,

love for the Father is not in him.”

1 John 2:15