The Good Shepherd

After seeing the movie, Far from the Madding Crowd, I was inspired to write this poem. There was a heart-wrenching scene where the entire herd of sheep was led off of a cliff by a new sheep dog. He did not know what he was doing and it reminded me of how dependent sheep are on the guidance of their shepherd. They are known to have poor eyesight and need to be kept safe. Yet, they are of immense value. After their loss, the farmer went bankrupt!

The Good Shepherd
Good shepherds watch over their flock,
Understanding their need to dock.

In a safe, stable field of hope,
Where assurance is never a nope.

Shepherds’ integrity is key,
So the lambs can roam and be free.

A caring heart, a steady hand,
Guiding their ways throughout the land.

May 22, 2015


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