My All-Time Favorite Poem

Batter My Heart, by John Donne

Batter my heart, three-personed God; for you
As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;

That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend
Your force, to break, blow, burn, and make me new.

I, like an usurped town, to another due,
Labour to admit you, but oh, to no end,

Reason your viceroy in me, me should defend,
But is captived, and proves weak or untrue,

Yet dearly’I love you, and would be loved fain,
But am betrothed unto your enemy;

Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again;
Take me to you, imprison me, for I

Except you entrhral me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.

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About RickThomasNet

Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He also received certification from the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). His organization is a training center for IABC.

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