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 Category:  Spiritual Poetry
  Posted: December 29, 2019      Views: 83

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 ABOUT
ROBERT ZIMMERMAN 
I am a common storyteller. The most important part of my writing is the story, not the form.
I write in essay, short story and poetry.
I write what I think--feel--believe.

He is a top ranked author at the #12 position.

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A brief story of spiritual warfare
"The Courage of Bonhoeffer" by Robert Zimmerman

his voice was loud in daring defense
opposing injustice for all people
repudiating organizational tyranny
t’was filled with craving for freedom
 
defending the Brethren a priority
refuting oppression became the passion
alas, the authority refused equality
his voice became louder and actions vigorous
 
silence was demanded of him
his lack of compliance stiffened
then came custody
no longer was he free
 
the camp became his prison
the fences his guards
worldly freedom fled
the gallows became his exit door
 
heavenly freedom rescued his soul
“this is the end-for me, the beginning of life.”

 


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"May God lead us kindly through these times, but above all, may God lead us to Himself."
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was an outspoken Christian theologian in Germany during WWII.
He spoke out against National Socialism and was sent to a concentration camp.
He was hanged in 1945 just days before the camp was liberated.
The last sentence of the poem was his last statement before hanging.


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