Blinded by Insight (C)

To be insightful means to intuitively grasp things - an "aha!" moment!

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I am a member of the church of Christ. I have been writing things since I was little. Some have been printed, some posted. I write to teach or encourage; to blow off steam; and for fun! I had my own motorcycle in my 40s; I was a bluegrass music DJ for about 13 years; I've performed some. I am a member of the NRA. In 2003 (age 59), I became high partial legally blind; in 2005, I had to get hearing aids! Franklin Field said: "Poor eyes limit your sight; poor vision limits your deeds". And no kidding, the picture was made April, 2012!

Monday, March 19, 2018

What did Swallow Jonah?

What did Swallow Jonah
(to the tune of “Who Will Follow Jesus?”

What did swallow Jonah,
Running from the Right?
Hiding from Jehovah.
It is a sorry plight.
Listening for his orders,
Tried to slip away.
What did swallow Jonah?
Should not disobey.

Chorus (sing it whenever you want to):
What did swallow Jonah?
Something in the sea!
One of God's creations,
Glad it's not for me.
What did swallow Jonah?
Something God had made!
Better to obey God!
What a price he paid.

What did vomit* Jonah?
Sent him on his way.
Trudging on to Nin'vah,
There to preach and pray.
What then was the outcome?
Much to his chagrin!
Thousands left their idols,
Turned their lives from sin.

What did swallow Jonah?
Was the lesson learned?
Didn't like what happened.
Wanted Nin'vah burned!
Made himself a tent to
Sit and pout awhile.
Even when God sp-oke,
Jonah wouldn't smile.

~ Written by Netagene, off and on between November 8, 2017 (when Carl Peterson posted something on a Facebook wall), until midnight March 16/17, 2018. If you don't like the word “vomit” (which is used in the KJV), you can substitute “up-chuck”.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


DENIAL! No, that cannot be
The Son of God! Deity!
God's far above. We cannot see
How spirit becomes humanity.

Denial! Yes, He's just a man!
I saw things, too. I touched his hand.
He fed a crowd? Made lame to stand?
A magician does the things He can.

Denial is what I will say.
I know He walked here on this clay.
He made a path, said it's His way.
I won't kneel down. I'll never pray.

Denial … changed into belief
When it's too late, I'm at His feet.
When I'm in hell, there's no relief.
He tiptoed in just like a thief.

Denial still? Or have you learned
That Christ is God, the One you spurned.
You cannot tell the day or hour.
You now affirm God's mighty pow'r.

Denial? Oh, but you can change
While yet you've time to rearrange
Your life, so you might never fall.
Today's the day. Obey God's call.

Written by Netagene, March 1-5, 2018; probably finished. Posted on Facebook.

Thursday, February 8, 2018


I may not climb a mountain,
or run a marathon.
My talking is a stutter.
No prize I've ever won.
But I'll be a good influence.
Smiles I'll freely give.
Maybe I'll cheer another
Give help, give hope to live.

My talent is not walking.
I cannot drive a car.
But crawling is still moving.
I struggle yet I'll go far.
But I'll be a good influence.
Smiles I'll freely give.
Maybe I'll cheer another
Give help, give hope to live.

But I can write a letter.
or a poem to one who's torn.
Sunshine to the troubled
Peace to one who mourns.
I'll be a good influence.
Smiles I'll freely give.
Maybe I'll cheer another
Give help, give hope to live.

I'm only one but I'll help arrange
A sad one's life that's fraught with pain.
A brighter heart no longer strange.
I'll be the change.

~ Second draft, written by Netagene in about 30 minutes, midnight - 12:35am, February 8, 2018. I recently read something about "be the change" ... Sometimes all it takes is a smile or a kind word to help someone "change", to help them turn their life around to the sun, to the SON. That was my intention in this ... but it took on a life of its own when I started writing it! ~


Jacob's family left Egypt a long time ago.
Brought with them silver and gold.
Thankful for freedom, they gave willingly (Exodus 25:1-2; 36:3)
For God's Tent as they watched it unfold.

Christ willing left Heaven, descended to us.
Deity leaving His Throne.
Suffering Savior who loves lowly me,
Gave of Himself all alone.

God blesses me daily. I'm rich in all things.
Forgiveness of sins through His Son.
No tithing for me. I give willingly
So the rest of the World can be won.

Freely give (freely give), willingly (willingly)
From our glad hearts, cheerfully (cheerfully.
God loves us (God loves me) as we love Him.
Freely give ourselves – to – Him.

~ Rough draft written by Netagene, February 7, 2018. Someone on the Facebook wall for church of Christ hymnody wrote that the church needed more songs about the contribution. In the Bible class where I worship, we had recently been studying in Exodus, so that was on my mind. Hopefully someone will write a tune for this. ~

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


You've read the Bible and you know that it's true.
You actually acknowledged it so.
God will hold you liable to what's written there.
Why not obey rather than letting it go?

God lets you decide whose side you're on.
If not His side, what's left then?
You say you're with God and some time you'll choose ...
You'll obey Him ... but when?

Even Jesus doesn't know the day or the hour,
When the mighty trumpets will sound.
Goats on the left and sheep on the right.
On which side will you be found?

Be washed now. Stay faithful, too.
Don't wait another day.
Will your name be there in the Lamb's Book of Life?
It will be, if you obey.

~ written by Netagene, December 18, 2017
"You've read the Bible and you know its true, because you actually acknowledged it as so, but because you really don't think God will hold you liable and you let it go, what's left then?"... written by Debbie Clausen-Guinn on Facebook, Monday, December 18. Her lines just "sang" to me!

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Bless the one with hoary head
A sign of passing years
Those who walk with halting gait
Have endured much love and tears.

Respect the one with hoary head
Hear wisdom learned with time
Aged men and women
Are like gold that's been refined.

The example of these white-hairs ones
Who are in the Good Shepherd's fold
Looking for a city where we'll never grow old.

~ by Netagene, December 23,2017 ... This is momentarily my "working" copy, though I've already posted it to Facebook.

YARN for ME!

this holidee
Brings smiles and lots of good cheer!
Red, white, and green,
all colors between
Are welcome all through the year!

Patterns galore!
I find many more!
Yet when will I have the time?
Thin yarn or thick,
Whate'er'll do the trick,
Expensive or bought for a dime!

Gotta use what I've got --
Whether passe’ or "hot".
Need another house for all of my stash!
So whatever the date,
more yarn can wait.
Just don't dump my yarn in the trash!

Written by Netagene, December 16, 2017