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(2/19/2011)

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Ugh, I don't want that devil's food cake.
No more of that junk food.
I want the good stuff,
the REAL Good stuff,
the kind that only comes from heaven.

I got me a taste of heaven;
I tasted a cake
made with real Love, all natural.
It's no secret ingredient,
only the best.

Wanna know where I got a cake so good?
I ordered it from heaven's hotline,
and it came right on time.
It ain't shipped in a box labeled "fragile".
No. It's a special delivery from the Lord Himself.

I quit that ol' devil's danger diet
and I signed up for
the holy health plan,
where eternal life tastes oh-so-sweet.
I lost all that weight on my shoulders.

It comes with a sampling of bread
and a side of wine
that is oh-so-divine.

Since then I've been eating at Christ's Cafe.
It's an all-you-can-eat buffet,
all for free;
the Manager paid for me in full.
His name is Jesus, I recommend Him.

Their food is SO Good,
I had to get myself a copy of their recipe book.
It's got everything you need.
Try the Psalm Soup
or the Proverbs Supreme.

On the go?
There's the Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John Deal.
But I say eat right in,
and bring some friends.
There's plenty of seats for everyone.

So no more eating those nasty sin pies;
those were made with lies,
and they clog your arteries.
Do yourself a favor
and feed on some Spiritual Food.



(Oh, and did you know? Satan's Diner is going out of business.)
This is a poem that came to me as I woke up this morning.

This entire poem is a metaphor for choosing a life in Christ over sin. And what more a fun way to describe a transformed life than with food!

All this has been making me hungry...for TRUTH!

(Written on 2/19/2011.)


Copyright Jazzy C. Oaks

Glory goes to God, my greatest inspiration.
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:icon4dojo:
4dojo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
this is beautifully written. Very witty too.
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, very cute extended metaphor! :) And that last line was an unexpected grin at the end.
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GoldenBreed Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As one poet can say to another- well done. I really enjoy the choice of words and the way you played them out in your poem. It sounds as if it has it's own melody in between each word. Well done.
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Tazya11937 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolz I luv it!
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FullmetalRecall Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, WOW This is so awesome!

Your so creative! God bless,
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LadyMuffinArt Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so so beautiful! I was tickled with delight over your metaphors all the way through! Wow!!
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Vanzkie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Student
I find this poem funny and at the same time really nice
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Tuishimi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
Fun idea!
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hum54321 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
so awsome i my you did nice on tht
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merlinthegrey Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Artist
Rev 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another nice poem.
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shadewalker-94 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
Wahahah this is SO GOOD! :D And so true...
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ForestHymn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love this!!! thank you for writing this! it really encourages me personally

it's just what we need every day
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deng-li-xin32 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
This is so cool! I love it! All the food imagery is brilliant, a really good idea!
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saykha Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student Writer
This is very smartly written :D great job
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Christianonfire7 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is such a joyful yet powerful piece, nicely done! :)
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Pysk Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Writer
Hahaha xDD I love it!
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stevepr56 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb!! I'd like to put this up at work if I may.
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:iconjazzy-c-oaks:
Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
Sure you may. :)
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stevepr56 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks and bless you.
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:iconjazzy-c-oaks:
Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011   General Artist
God bless you. :)
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:iconstevepr56:
stevepr56 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, He does every day. :)
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Mistygirlenergy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Wow! Awesome! This totally fits. <3 Amen, amen! Hallelujah! ^^
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NeglectSummerAzure Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Amen :)
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pazlowq Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Really interesting work you got here. It seems to really be some kinda modern-pop-art type piece. The metaphors and imagery you use are unique, and deliver your straightforward and direct message. The repetition of such themes through out the poem reinforce such themes over and over again. I don't know if you were intending this or not, but this work really has a feel of those classic children's poems I used to read when I was younger. Great work and thank you for featuring this in Christian music Fans!
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NinjaWolf13 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This made me wanna Oreos for some weird reason but this was really cool
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw very clever! XD I love how it looked like you were advertising a diner, especially how you pointed to the communion bread and wine.
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
Thanks! Truth is a very delicious meal~ :hungry: God bless!
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I forgot to ask. May I print a copy of this poem so I can take it to sunday school? My teacher would love this, as clever and truthful as it is.
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
Sure you may. :) Just give credit where credit is due.
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely! Thank you so much! ^^
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
:hug: Np, God bless! May your teacher and Sunday school enjoy!
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: I'm sure they will. ^^
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RachBurns Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May He bless you as well! ^^
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PersistentLight Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Student General Artist
I LOVE THIS!!! how clever and soo true, this is such a great ministry to those who are
struggling with physical weight and mostly spiritual weight. Only Jesus can lift that burden.
AMEN! *brought a smile to my face.
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
Amen! Glad you enjoyed it, God bless! :heart:
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Bride-of-Jesus Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
i agree with you
great poem
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
Thanks, God bless! :aww:
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Bride-of-Jesus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
welcome
god bless you too
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :clap:
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
np. :D
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NoviLunar Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
What I love about this is that it applies in the natural as well. I mean, so much of our diseases come from our diet.
In the Bible, Daniel would not eat the king's delicacies, so they give him vegetables and in only ten days he looked better than the men who had eaten the king's food.
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
That's true. :) And not only physical food, but even what we feed our minds is important too.
Indeed that makes "junk food" an appropriate label for sin.
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vb989 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
this is awsome! your VERY talented!!
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Jazzy-C-Oaks Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   General Artist
Praise to the Lord! :heart:
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vb989 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Amen!
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B-Angelo Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow...
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AngelLover89 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i mean, dang, who doesn't like cake?

*ignores the 50 odd people in the audience who raise their hands*
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AngelLover89 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that is epic freaking WIN. Don't forget the background music in Christ's Cafe -- the angels singing worship songs!!
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