I tried rewriting Psalm 23 the other day. You know – that one that’s popular at funerals? I did it because people are not sheep, and because it can be good to look at what old texts could mean today.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
And here is my version for 2014…
Jesus is my Facebook friend, I need no other.
He inspired me to click ‘ACCEPT’,
He connects me to God,
3 He refreshes my browser.
He shows me ‘whatsapp-nin’ for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I see the saddest things on Facebook,
I need fear no loneliness, for you are with me;
You sent me a friend request;
I know you’ll never cull or block or ignore me.
5 You prepare a special group for me and my enemies see.
You prepare me for more than this;
The LIKES overflow.
6 Surely we’ll play Candy Crush all the days of my life,
And you’ll always be more than a friend.
Not written a poem in ages so be kind! Or why not have a go yourself?