Staccato #1








Staccato # 1


Some think it’s wise to just ride with the flow,

but compromise is not the way to go.

Take care! Take care! The path you trod

must line up with the Word of God.

Consider what voice leads you on your way.

Take care, your heart must not be lead astray.


Dissenters, they might say you preach too hard,

but preachers, this I pray, “Don’t drop your guard.”

Stand strong! Stand strong! The truth declare,

for men are searching everywhere.

They need illumination, God’s true light.

Stand strong, although it surely is a fight.


Though some would urge, “You should tear down that fence.”

Resist the surge, in spite of their offense.

Hold on! Hold on! There is a need.

To old landmarks, we must take heed.

The door will one day close for you and me.

Hold on, the prize to win – eternity!



This type of poem is called a staccato. You can learn how to write one here.

Proverbs 16:25  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 4:26  Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

2Timothy 4:2-5  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Proverbs 2:20  That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the


Psalm 119:130  The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

Proverbs 22:28  Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

1Corinthians 9:24-27  Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.


2 thoughts on “Staccato #1

  1. This poem reminded me of a comment I recently heard, specifically this portion:

    Dissenters, they might say you preach too hard, but preachers, this I pray, “Don’t drop your guard.”

    The politically correct way to describe this is to be “seeker sensitive.” Let’s not offend anyone with the truth of what the bible really says. Let’s candy coat it. I think one of the reasons why some fall away from Christ is because they haven’t been taught the truth – that your problems don’t go away when you accept Christ. Following Jesus is not for the weary and weak, but that part is left out.

    Hi Code. Yes, it seems there is a move in some circles to make church totally “seeker sensitive”. What we really need to be is “God sensitive.” What does He want us to preach and teach from His Word? The truth of the matter is that the gospel is confrontational. Everyone of us has a sin problem that we need to deal with, and when the gospel is preached in truth, we are going to come face to face with the sin in our lives. It’s true too that there is a price to pay to live for God. There are many blessings in walking with the Lord, but Jesus also said that we need to take up our cross daily and follow Him. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  2. I like this poetry form! Think I will give it a try!
    God Bless and Happy Easter!

    Hi Scotti. Yes, I like the stacatto form of poetry a lot myself. Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Easter to you too. 🙂

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