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Rated: E · Poetry · Religious · #2165784
A poem based on the book of Jonah written for the Lighthouse Poetry contest. 20 lines
Jonah, a man who ran from the Father,
Believe going to Nineveh was such a bother.
Running away was the choice he made,
Leading to death because he was afraid.

But God saw it fit, he spared his life,
Though Jonah did suffer trouble and strife.
Thrown into the deep where he thought he would die,
But in the belly of a fish was where he would lie.

Seeing the end was coming so fast,
He began to pray that this wouldn’t last.
For the choices he made,
A price needed to be paid.

Though God intervened,
In the fish, was he quarantined.
It was there that he learned that you can’t run from God,
Even if His direction may seem odd.

Some may say it was luck for him,
But God had a plan when he went for a swim.
Thanks to the fish and the lessons from within,
The people of Nineveh repented their sin.

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