Hear this good news, O Son of man
I’m off and away to a new Bethel in New York!
An expansive ‘House of God’ on this Earth
Newly built for our Sovereign Lord Jehovah
His loyal servants have now completed the move
For more than 100 years in ‘the Big Apple’
Their ‘Read the Bible Daily’ sign reigned
In view of all the bridges crossing Brooklyn
Now the place of that message will be found
In a quaint upstate town called Warwick
Upon land nestled in abundant pine woods
Encircling a lovely serene blue-green lake
Jah’s people have built him a beautiful house
And I’m traveling by train…..how excited I am!
To bring to my God a housewarming gift
Now listen, O son of man
This trip I have planned for months
And Jah has helped me each step of the way
O, but that Opposer is up to his craftiness
In this world in which we are all pawns
Being but moved by our own inner voice
And just two days before departing
I received in the mail the latest ‘New Yorker’
A magazine almost as old as the city itself
And what should appear on the cover
To me incongruous in timing and intent?
Why, O son of man
An all-red cartoon scene out of Dante’s Inferno
With ‘hell’ depicted in a New York sub station
Full of clueless and sweltering people
And a ‘Hell train’ being driven by the Devil!
Is there supposed to be a warning
Or some kind of dire message there
That would divert me from my zealous travel
To bask in being and seeing the light
At the end of this heinous world’s tunnel?
That would preclude me from the honor
Of being a guest in the new house of Jehovah?
O son of man and woman
If so, I turn a deaf ear and blind eye
With my heart and sight on the tracks ahead
I’ll be on a fast train to Jehovah’s new Bethel!