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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The Pharisee's Fallacy


Allow me to recount the fallacy
of the self-important Pharisee
who thought he knew the scriptures better
than God Who authored every letter.
This leader of the synagogue
tried to get Jesus in the dock,
when the Son of man from God descended
with this accusation, the main thing that offended.
This learned man knew every prophecy,
yet could not find the man from Galilea
in the written words that clearly clarified
Who it was that he insistently denied.
He witnessed countless miracles unexplained,
yet still he arrogantly and loudly exclaimed
that he was the one who could unlock the secret
and that this righteous man came from the wicked.
Finally he condemned Him to a cross
thinking he’d proved who was the boss,
but little could this self-indulgent man see
that the wooden stake could symbolize victory.
Neither the cross, nor the tomb could fight
the One who fought for mankind’s plight
when He defiantly kicked death’s embrace
so man could live in God’s forgiving grace.
Still, he insisted on being God’s opposition
when he refused to acknowledge Jesus’ transition
when from death He triumphantly came back
to set things right and mend the crack
that stretched between man and his Creator
ever since he first made Satan his mentor.
I wish I could tell you that truth overcame,
but it did not, and he had himself to blame,
for there is no excuse for him who knows
not to repent when the Holy Ghost flows.
Yet, this is but one man’s sad tale
and it would be bad if I did not regale
how many others did come and believed
and, resultantly, are no longer deceived.
I should also say that those who came and repented
was accepted by God, even if they were dented,
Who carefully put them back as they had been,
healing and forgiving in a manner not before seen.
I should not leave off without a caution;
remember! your choices determine your portion.
You can choose to ignore God and die infernal,
or you can choose to believe God and live eternal.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Goedheid en Guns


Goedheid en guns uit my Vader se hand,
maar hoe bring ek dit met geweld in verband,
en hoe verstaan ek finansiële swaarkry
en elke Christen wat onder siektes moet ly?

Is my God se hand dan skielik te kort
om al hierdie dinge vir ons uit te sort,
of is Hy skielik apaties en argeloos
al slaan die Satan sy kinders vuisvoos?

Of lê die skuld nie dalk aan eie wand?
Het ons nie verhouding vir leuens verpand,
sodat ons vaster in menslike retoriek glo
as in die Woord en die Gees wat ons kry van bo?

In wie se huis is dit wat jy elke dag bly
en met wie se kar is dit wat jy so lekker rondry?
Wuif jy die eienaars-kontrak nou rond
wat jou reg bewys op hierdie grond?

Weet jy jy sit die pot dan heel mis,
dat jy jou oor die feite hiervan misgis?
Jy besit niks hiervan uit verdienste nie
al redeneer jy ook so in jou egosentrie.

In 'n oomblik kan God dit van jou wegvee
as Hy jou, soos Job, aan die duiwel oorgee.
As jy dan staan sonder heenkome of skans,
sal jy die knie moet buig vir 'n tweede kans.

Dawid het iets van vernedering geweet.
Hy’t dit jonk al geleer, maar nooit nie vergeet;
sy amp en paleis het hy by die Vader gekry,
en dit was sy God se huis waar hy al die tyd bly.

Dawid was 'n eregas in hierdie paleis,
maar tuis soos in sy eie Vader se huis.
Die Gasheer moes vir die maaltye sorg
en die eregaste se veiligheid waarborg.

Te midde van hulle wat hom teenstaan,
het Dawid God se Herder-sorg verstaan,
Hy’t geweet dat al sou teëspoed om hom woed,
bly die guns van sy Vader altyd vir hom goed.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Coping Mechanisms


Today I shall restore the joy
which birth has made my own
when I endeavour to employ
the seeds that have now grown.

I am no longer without hope
with which to face tomorrow.
Experience gives a wide scope
with which to deal with sorrow.

So, I shall smile and carry on
and find a way to manage
for yesterday is now long gone
despite it’s lingering damage.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Feigned Innocence


How long does it take to reach a conclusion
from which we innocently seek absolution
so that we can live our lives free of blame,
preserving our good honour and our name?

How can we avoid the heart’s contusion
with mutually beneficial exclusion
if we fail to recognize our lack and shame,
pretending innocently it is a mere game?

There seems to be an unnatural fusion
in this guilty innocent illusion
where innocence makes the guilty tame
but where guilt has laid the innocent lame.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
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Friday, 13 July 2018

Vriendskapskrisis


Drup, drup, spat, drup, drup, drup, spat
val die vriendskap op die pad,
verdwyn dit in die droeë sand
van die vreugde-brake land.

Drup, drup, spat, drup, drup, drup, stroom
Is herstel maar net 'n droom,
'n vasgryp aan wat gister was,
ou momento’s in 'n tas?

Stop die kraan, maak heel die kraak,
hou oor jou vriendskappe die waak
Kyk uit vir hulle in jou hart
en toon ook insig in hul part.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Boyhood kisses


Little boy blue, barely seven,
custom made for me in heaven,
you came down from way above
to fill my world with endless love.
You shower me with hugs and kisses,
fill my ears with childhood wishes
of things that thunder, roar and race
at your endless fully throttled pace.

In the early morning when I awake,
I find my parlour filled with cake
made from mud and slime and reeds,
and my clean floors covered in weeds.
But when I want to shout and scream,
I look into your eyes to find the dream
with which you made this treasured art,
to reach your mommy’s loving heart.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

Monday, 9 July 2018

Wag-'n-bietjie


Wag-'n-bietjie, wag 'n bietjie
met jou tartend liefdesliedjie
op kruidjie-roer-my-nie se maat
wat my rolbos tolbos agterlaat.

Wag-’n-bietjie speel 'n hartsnaar
maar die deuntjie maak nie klaar
op die haak-en-steek se wysie
want iets is duidelik nie pluisie.

Wag-’n-bietjie haak my hart vas
aan die boom se growwe bas
en die voëltjies sing 'n liedjie
waar ons saamwag vir 'n bietjie.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys).
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys).

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
You can subscribe to any of these blogs and receive regular updates by email. Simply register your email address at the top of the applicable blog.

The Pharisee's Fallacy

Allow me to recount the fallacy of the self-important Pharisee who thought he knew the scriptures better than God Who authored eve...