The Truth (A Poem)

by Darth Rutherford 8 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Darth Rutherford
    Darth Rutherford

    Just want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I don't post as often as many of you, mostly because of time issues. However, I just want to tell everyone here -no matter how you believe -that I appreciate everyone's posts. When I have posted, you have always been encouraging. I keep an open mind, and have learned so many things from the discussions here on this forum.

    At 5am this morning, I was lying in bed, and these words started to just flow. I haven't written anything remotely close to poetry for the last three years mainly due to so much upheaval in my life. I have so much to say, and this always proved to be an outlet for me. Nevertheless, I just exploded with these verses. I just wanted to share.

    Thanks again everyone! I hope you enjoy... and it's not too corny.


    In 1919 you became
    The one that God would use
    Thus you are He, his chosen one,
    To teach the world His truth.

    You say you are God's channel true
    Who'll lead us to our God.
    You'll shepherd us until the end;
    Assigned to use the rod.

    You teach us you're the Faith Slave-
    To put our trust in you;
    And we began to call "The Truth"
    All things you say and do.

    From door to door we teach The Truth
    Just as you say we should,
    And try to lead them all to you
    Because our God is good.

    You warn us that the end in near
    For God's appointed time,
    And if we do not follow you
    Just like the world we'll die.

    But if we do the things you say
    Our God will then be pleased
    To save us when he'll soon destroy
    All those who don't believe.

    We learn salvation is through you
    Because you teach these things
    You are the way, the truth, the life,
    And soon you'll be our kings.

    Now if I take the time to read
    What God's Word says to do,
    I find some things that don't add up
    When they're compared to you.

    Why does the psalmist warn that we
    Should not in nobles trust?
    Salvation isn't found with man
    Because we're only dust.

    If we should trust you like you teach;
    Can't question what you say,
    Then aren't we trusting nobles who
    Could lead us all astray?

    And Luke records the Master's words
    When he foretold a time
    When some would say that they have been
    Anointed like the Christ.

    Yes chose by God to lead his flock
    They'd claim the time is near.
    He warned us not to follow them
    Although they'd seem sincere.

    Yet don't you claim to be the one
    Anointed as God planned
    To follow as his Faithful Slave
    Because the time's at hand?

    You've given us so many dates-
    Prophetic times and years,
    And though each date failed as before-
    The end is always near!

    So if we follow Jesus' words
    How can we follow you?
    You fit his sign down to a T,
    Or are his words not true?

    You say that Jesus mediates
    But not for all mankind.
    You fail to understand Paul's words
    Betraying that you're blind.

    But you'd have us believe it's you
    Who guides us to our prize;
    Associating somewhere else
    Will mean we'll all soon die.

    At Acts salvation is not found
    Through anything on earth.
    So tell me now you "Faithful Slave"
    How much you're really worth.

    Are you so worthy that I'll trust
    My life with what you say?
    How many times have you changed "truth"?
    It's truth that you betray!

    So many lives you lead astray
    And more you seek to find.
    You're like the Pharisees of old
    The blind has led the blind.

    Christ Jesus is the way we walk,
    He is the truth and life,
    You're just a prophet proven false,
    Your fate is filled with strife.

    The truth is that I woke to see
    You're really just a fraud.
    I'll follow God and Jesus Christ
    Forever them I'll laud.

  • tornapart

    DR. That's brilliant! Thanks so much for sharing.... Those points that you make are exactly as how I see it!! (Although there's no way I could put it so poetically as you!)


    NICE!! I like it!

  • goatshapeddemon

    Wow, this is really fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing. I have to admit, I didn't expect it to be so good, and then I kept reading and reading. And then I read it again aloud, just to appreciate the timing and the rhyme.


  • Darth Rutherford
    Darth Rutherford

    Thanks all! I appreciate your thoughts. I do try to pay attention to the meter and rhthym of a poem... thanks for noticing!

    You know, I noticed a mistake in the third verse... it should say "Faithful Slave". It's funny how you can proof-read something a dozen times, but not catch something until you walk away for a few hours. This was pretty much hot off the press when I posted it. I probably should have held it for a little longer, but I wanted to share my thoughts, and I had a little time to do so.

    I also have made a change to verse four: the last line now says "Because The Truth is good." I thought it better harmonized with the title and how JWs really are more interested in directing people to The Truth (aka The Organization) rather than anything else.

    Aside from that... it reflects my personal awakening, but I'm sure many can relate. I've learned more about the Bible and Christianity during the last year or so than I ever did in the previous 30-some years in the organization.

    Thanks again... and Happy New Year. May the next year prove to be a banner year for those awakening to the truth about The Truth!

  • Darth Rutherford
    Darth Rutherford

    I meant... "rhythm"... see what I mean about proofreading! LOL!

  • goatshapeddemon

    The thing I really liked about it was that it was just tame enough, without losing any thought prococation, to be able to share with an open-minded witness or two. We actually have someone in mind, thanks again!

  • Darth Rutherford
    Darth Rutherford

    Now that is a compliment! Thank you GSD, I am honored. I hope it helps awaken someone you care about.

  • Nobleheart

    Very n ice poe m. Thnx for sharing.

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