Jesus at the Well

His desire was to go through Samaria first,

To arrive at a well at the Height of his thirst

A woman came down to draw water each day

And met this man Jesus who’d steered from his way


He recalled her life and he spoke of her sin

The husbands she’d had and the places she’d been

He spoke in a way that she understood

He said “Drink of my well it will quench you for good”.


It didn’t take long for the twelve to arrive

Surprised to find Jesus with the Samaritan wife

They looked at each other but no-one asked why

And breaking the silence she said her goodbyes


It played on her mind going home in remorse

She told all her friends and her husbands of course

I’ve met the main man, the messiah, the one

He knew all about me, the things that I’ve done


You need to come with me to listen , to see

Experience the power his words had on me.

I just want to see the look on your faces

To believe he was here at the well of all places.


“Is this the Messiah”? “is he really the one”?

He spoke strange things like “The time had now come”,

And “God would be worshipped in spirit and truth”

So off they all went to see living proof.


Wherever they went they heard of his fame

The things he had spoken were true as she claimed

The converts were many in Samaria that day

And all because Jesus had journeyed that way

4 thoughts on “Jesus at the Well

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” Jesus at the Well ” is a neatly constructed Faith-Centered narrative poem. It shows not only a pleasing style but also a commendable lightness of touch and accessibility of language.

  2. Louis Kasatkin

    Destiny Poets’ International Community of Poets ( ICOP ) are pleased to announce that for July 2013 , the following works have been chosen in the categories of Poem of the Month and Highly Commended . *** Poem of the Month..Listen to the Whirlwind – Ogunjimi James Taiwo..***..In the Category of Highly Commended,(tabulated alphabetically)..** (The) Blind enlightened – Sridhar Karanam **…** Eye my soul – Reena Prasad **…** Jesus at the Well – Phil Martin **…** Sand bank – Madhumita Ghosh **…** They Name is Holy -Kiriti Sengupta **…** Tripping – Suzanne Parlee **…** When words fail you – Neha Verma **…** Wild Leaf – Tapeshwar Prasad **…** (A) Wilting Tree – Milon Moksedul **…** Window to my soul – Jan Phillips **…** (A) Woe-Man-1 – Diwakar Pokhriyal **…** Yellowing pages – Sunil Sharma **…


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