Novel Plight, by Ada Brownell

This is the first of three weeks when my computer use is limited, so Ada volunteered to help me out some. Here is one of her semi-original poems (she admitted it was inspired by something she saw on a tombstone!):

Under the sod and under the trees
Lies the body of Jonathan Pease.
He’s not here, there’s only the pod;
Pease shelled out and went to God.

Swallowed by Life, a Mystery;
What a wonder for eternity,
Book about life and the eternal;
Read about the gospel’s exciting kernel.

On top of the table, books for sale,
Novice marketer, tired and pale.
Expected new book with words so true,
Not there. Will a cover photo do?

Ada Nicholson Brownell

Author of Swallowed by LIFE: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal which will be on Amazon by Dec. 1. She is a news reporter, singer, wife, mother, grandmother, great-granny. Happily married. Proud of my children and grandchildren. Thankful to God for His love, mercy, faithfulness, for forgiveness of sins, His dramatic work in my life, and the assurance of eternal life with Him.


About Linda W. Yezak

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2 Responses to Novel Plight, by Ada Brownell

  1. “Swallowed by life” – I love that phrase!


    • Ada Brownell says:

      Swallowed by life is straight from the Bible, 2 Corinthians 5:4 New Living Translation, and also in 2 Corinthians 15:54. It’s such an exciting part of being human and being redeemed!
      Just a note to say the Jonathan Pease poem is on a grabe from the 1880s in Nantucket, Mass. I’ve never been there, but heard about the epitaph from an evangelist years ago and did research oni it.
      My part of the poem was after written after a frustrating day when my new book hadn’t arrived and I was a vendor at a large women’s conference.
      Yet, the good news is still sweet!


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