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Topic: Expert (09/05/13)
TITLE: It's a No-Brainer!
By Danielle King
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Adept at nothing useful
Iím the weird guy with the twitch
Remember me from college days? The retro genius
You got your kicks deriding me - magnanimously remiss
I watched you interacting with your colleagues day by day
Iím the sad guy in the corner with nothing much to say
Do you recall those celebrations plannedÖ excluding me?
Creepy geeks not welcome at a jolly jamboree
You canít guess how you made me feel. Iím odd, but not a stone
I hurt; Iím fragile. Did you know I dreaded being alone?
Conversation cripples me. A skill I donít possess
Iíll stammer, tic and splutter but the words youíll have to guess.
Iíll tag along with anyone; Iím desperate to belong
Iíve never had a proper friend. It goes all gawky wrong
You make it look so natural; eye contact, smile and chat
I struggle with connectedness. Iíll leave it right thereat!
No one knows the inner me, or my secret special skill
That bumbles me along lifeís path with empty hours to fill
This top class IT boffin - me; this number crunching nut
I dwell on dates and times long gone whilst wallowing in my rut, butÖ
The oddball with impediment; the nonconformist crank
Is singing now with heavenly joy; Iíve joined a different rank
My outward spec remains the same, obsessed with facts and figures
And now Iíd love to share with you, the hope in me this triggers
I began to read the word of God. He spoke to me one day
When I was in the darkest place and couldnít find my way
I joined him at the start of things. ďIn the beginning,Ē He said
I wanted more, and then still more, to fill my dorky head
Would you believe I didnít leave a single word unread?
The more I knew, the more I grew, as on His word I fed
Now being a virtuoso with a penchant for hard facts
And times and dates and numbers that sealed historic pacts
This whacky whiz got cracking in his own eccentric manner
Decrypting and deciphering with his Ďgrey stuffí image scanner
I shook it up, then flattened it and tossed it like a pancake
When it returned, my stomach churned. Iíd made a gaffe mistake
The word of God speaks for itself. It doesnít take a genius
A humble heart and listening ear is all God asks between us
Every man, the simplest to the most sophisticated
Can know God in a personal way; His love unmitigated
And what I found to my amazement, being a world class bore
Was that the end was written, many years before
66 books and letters over 15 hundred years
Most writers had no contact with contemporary or peers
Their writings put together, 2,000 years or so
Agreed in doctrine, prophesy and all you need to know
The Word of God is Powerful in Truth and Application
Inexhaustible in meaning and eternal in duration
Unique in revelation and divine in authorship
Will be open at the judgementÖ pending heavenís citizenship
Can you believe a reject, a nerdy wuss like me
Would find a friend in Jesus, who died to make me free?
Iíll never walk alone again. My Father, Friend and King
Adopted me; Iím family; To His promises I cling
Hopeless; helpless; insecure, are traits I have discarded
Strengthened; cherished; child of God is how Iím now regarded
And as a footnote may I addÖ
Accepting Jesusí sacrifice on the cross for personal salvation is inevitable
Being a geeky, droning, word-munching intellectual, with a voracious appetite for tedious, repetitive and mind-numbingly uninspiring facts and figures is optionalÖ as is the twitch
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