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Poetry Corner: Black Leather Book

Poetry Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel
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Black Leather Book

Reminder to the wayward soul

by Joanne Troppello

The stagnant air wrapped around him,

keeping him prisoner as he leaned

forlornly against rough tree bark.

His tattered shoes pushed the leather

book away from his spot on the grass.

The fading gilded lettering gracing the

cover attracted the sun’s light.

Yet, he defiantly nudged the book

further away from his view.

A gust of wind swept through the

grassy glen and beyond.

The rush of wind flipped open the

cover and riffled through the pages.

He furrowed his brow, still not looking

at the black leather Bible with

the white pages flapping in the wind—

urging his wayward soul to remember.

© Joanne Troppello


About the Poet

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

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