Poetry Corner: The Invitation


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The Invitation

Poem Based on Isaiah 55

by Joanne Troppello


The prophet Isaiah enjoins us with a call.

To the thirsty, to the penniless, to the hungry.

Come to the waters and drink.


“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.


Raindrops sprinkling the thirsty earth

return to the Heavens, from whence they come—

only after seeds bloom for the sower yielding sustenance.


Likened to the rain is the voice of the Lord

falling to those who thirst, hunger, and need.

As the mists on a rose in the early morning light.


“This will be for the Lord’s renown,

for an everlasting sign,

which will not be destroyed.”


As the dew drops from the rose,

wetting the grass.


© Joanne Troppello

About the Poet


Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

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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