Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Southside - a poem by Cheyenne Bonnel

A few years ago I met Marlene and her daughter Cheyenne. At the time Marlene was a follower of a pagan religion. Through the ministry of Faith Community Church Marlene became a follower of Jesus Christ. Since then several people in her family have become Christians. Her brother in law is now a deacon at the church and her daughter Cheyenne is deeply involved in the youth ministry at the church. Cheyenne recently wrote a poem about her faith experience for the English class in her public high school. She kindly gave me permission to print the poem below:

I am from a Southern Baptist ministry,
     BBQ and cook outs,
          a pair of hallelujahs and amens.

I am from one hundred shoulders to cry on,
     one-million helping hands
          and a family who's clean and sober.

I'm from praise band teams
     and one-man acts,
          a congregation of two hundred plus a few more.

I'm from love, joy, peace, patience,
     kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
          gentleness, and self-control.

I am from open arms, and ears that listen.
     One hundred pairs of role models
          and a place that I call home.

I am from a church that cares,
     a family of acceptance,
          and a godly Father who loves.


  1. Charlie Mulcahy (Cheyenne's uncle)February 1, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    I like this.

  2. I like this too.

  3. great poem Cheyenne

  4. Nailed it girl! Glad you feel this way cause that what HE intends for us all!

    1. Great poem Cheyenne. Isa. says "And a litle child shall lead them..." It seem to me you have paved the way for quite a few people, & thre will be many more in the days ahead. Keep it up!

  5. Rangersmom BuntingFebruary 1, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    I like this.

  6. I like this too.