Because It’s With Him

Many times, while commenting on another blogger’s post, or on a Facebook post, I wind up writing a poem or story. I did so this morning, as I commented on my friend Pat’s article. I took the comment to his piece and tweaked it a bit, and the following poem was created. I hope you enJOY it! (Thanks for the inspiration, Bro Pat!)

Because It’s With Him


More and more, I imagine Jesus

At my side always walking with Jesus

My best friend and confidant


He grins at me when I mess up

Gives me a little chuck on the shoulder

And says, It’s cool, you’re getting there


He puts His arm around me

And I am filled with joy

Joy I cannot contain


And when I get it right

A rare thing with this old sinner

But happening more often these days

He gives me the ol’ high-five

Points to our Father above and shouts

You da man, Charlie! 


And then we dance dancing with jesus

Kind of like a touchdown dance

But much much more fun

Because… it’s with Him


Copyright © 2013 C Mashburn

(Pictures courtesy of Google Images)


Sharing this on dVerse Poets Pub’s Poetics feature this evening.


  1. adopted80 said

    Thank You Charli , I enjoyed this poem.

  2. Hi Mr, Charleslmashburn; I must say that I ‘am overwhelmed and almost speechless,Yet, feel very Blessed.. I have to say that by the writing of your poem.. You have caused great joy in my heart knowing that something that I posted caused and inspired you to write such a wonderful poem, and i can never thank you enough. You have caused a light to light up in my heart that i have never seen befor sence i have started blogging.. For one thing.. Today I’am very joyfull over the writing of your poem…. I have many things that I would like to say , But, I would be all day saying them so I’ll Just say it like this;; I Hope the Lord Blesses the hat right off your head and puts Joy unspeeable way down deep in your heart that you can barely containe… Blessings my friend.. Jesus Loves you and so do I.. Bro Pat 🙂

    • Well, here’s the deal, Bro Pat; God figured me and you needed a good blessin today, so you wrote somethin, and He had me read what you wrote, and I got blessed, and that caused me to write a poem, which blessed you, and BAM, there it is–blessins all around! Ain’t it cool??

  3. Debbie said

    This was so so good, Charles! Loving that last stanza and picture! Thank you for blessing us and God bless you!

  4. Mary said

    Ha, I really like the idea of this particular kind of touchdown dance. Love the pictures you included in your post as well.

  5. Laurie Kolp said

    What fun… you da man!

  6. ha..i like the joy acting itself out in your verse…the high five touch down dance with jesus…in that i find your joy at a life with him…very nice charles…

  7. I am not a Christian — though I was a fervent one at one time.
    Last night I was at a close friend’s house. He is a Hindu and while we were sharing time at his house together chatting just last night, he said, “I know you don’t believe in God, but you are a very moral man.” [His daughter and mine were on a team I coach and he has seen me face some injustices.] It was his way of saying, “I don’t care about your belief, we are brothers” — the best he could because he is a very sincere follower of Lord Krishna who is Ishwara (‘God’) incarnate for many Hindus. And your poem reminds me of how he talks about his Lord. Now his Lord has no father, was not sacrificed and has many things unshared with Jesus, but the heart-felt comfort of a personal relationship with God is just like yours. This poem reminded me of it.

  8. …Charles this is very inspiring & touching… and who cares if it fits to the prompt or not… i say, loved it… cheers…


  9. lucychili said

    happiness shared

  10. Truedessa said

    Hi, I enjoyed this very much!

  11. This is beautiful!

  12. Tony said

    Such joy, such love – I have always believed this is how Christian faith is meant to be…

    • It is how it’s supposed to be!
      Thanks, Tony!

      • Tony said

        Which begs the question, why do so many people work so hard to make it otherwise?

      • That is a very good question, Tony, and one I cannot begin to answer in the space provided on this blog. And besides, anything I could say would be merely my opinion. I will say only that we are all products of our surroundings, and if we surround ourselves with the good things of God, we will be filled with His spirit and partake more fully of His grace. Too many have been taught that He is a judging God, and so they judge because they are judged. He is not. He is a loving God, and therefore I strongly believe we must love because we are loved. The amazing thing is, if we focus on His love for us, He will instill in us the ability to love as He does.
        Thanks for reading and commenting, Tony. I appreciate it!

  13. Reblogged this on Marbles In My Pocket ~ The Official Blog of Charles L. Mashburn ~ Poems, Short Stories, and random thoughts from the author of "Be Still… and know that I am God" and commented:

    I love this poem, and I think you will see why!

  14. Ken Mashburn said

    Another good one Bro! Sep ya best be leavin the dancin to foks with riddim. Love Ken

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