by Paul Mayes Jamar
In the smile of a cancer patient I see the glance of Jesus’ presence: In a room of noisy playful children, An adult is at ease because they’re Jesus’ friend. When the world is exploding in confusion and chaos, You need a saint whose boss is Jesus. For He is the glue holding it all together, As Jesus made it all so well and clever. When people with no choices left ask you to pray, Knowing you know Jesus, and He can save the day. It is a privilege to serve our Living Lord, To be in the battle, a prayer warrior in one accord. With the Father and His Son, and Holy Ghost, Of whom I will always praise and boast. Then when I look in the mirror and see that face, Most content of all, to Jesus I trace.
Paul Mayes Jamar was born in Brownwood, Texas, in March 1955. He spent most of his life in Texas, just within the last twenty years he moved to Missouri. He graduated from Angelo State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Mr. Jamar was a third generation radio broadcaster owning several stations in the Austin, Texas area. He has written four books of Christian poetry. He hopes to get published soon. He has been published in Highland Park Poetry’s website with his poem, “Bluebonnet Sonnet,” and “Sunrise,” and in their book on Shoes, with His poem, “Shoe Holes.” Also, soon to be in Central Texas Writers Society’s Anthology on Nature with his poem, “The Big Red Ant.” He has also published over twenty poems with Agape Review. Mr. Jamar lives with his wife Cynthia Jamar, and has three children living elsewhere.