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Christian Devotional Poetry, Biblical Poems - 2018
From Bible Teacher, Pastor Kenneth L. Birks

Riding with Dylan

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Devotional Poetry, Poems featuring "Riding with Dylan"

Christian Biblical Poetry
Devotional poetry - poems that are intended to encourage, build faith and draw believers into more of a love for God's Word.
This poem is about a bike ride while listening to the Bob Dylan album, Street Legal and expresses the sights and feelings along the ride.

Riding with Dylan
By Ken L Birks

© 2018 Straight Arrow Ministries


With Dylan streaming on the iPhone, I ride.
Mounting up with headphones, Dylan sings.
Heading towards the bike trail, I shift into gear.
Full speed ahead, on my bicycle, I pedal.
Dylan keeps me company, as I cruise along.

Dylan sings “Changing of the Guard,” I notice changes.
New affordable apartments on the left, I take note.
The new parking garage, now finished, full of cars.
Men and machines building a new bridge for the bike trail, I see.
Passing the old fire department, I see the new one ahead.

Dylan sings about a “New Pony” as I approach the trailhead.
Entering the trailhead, I notice the homeless hanging out.
My thoughts turn to God’s provision as I give Him thanks.
Saying a prayer for the homeless, I ride as Dylan sings on.
Enjoying the peace and serenity of the creek, I give praise.

With “No Time to Think,” Dylan sings on as I ride without thought.
My mind shifts into neutral as I pass jogger after jogger.
I nod my head to them as they nod back, wondering who they are.
With the trail bridge ahead, I prepare for the sharp turns.
Sharp turns take me under the freeway above as Dylan plays on.

As Dylan sings about “Señor,” I wonder who he’s singing about.
My mind wanders back to a mission trip to Mexico in years past.
I remember how they prayed. They prayed to Señor.
Is this who Dylan is singing to, I wonder? I think so.
My prayer goes to Dylan to find the “True Love” he sings about.

Further down the trail, I pass mothers with strollers as Dylan sings.
Their children seem content to ride in the cool of the morning.
Enjoying the nice breeze, I keep riding as others walk by.
I notice the old guys on their bikes, trying to stay fit as they age.
I’m reminded, that’s why I ride with Dylan serenading me.

I pass a herd of goats hungrily munching on the grass.
They’re busy mowing the grass with teeth as they feed.
I give praise to the Lord above for pleasant thoughts filling my mind.
Dylan plays on as I enjoy the ride taking me along the creek-bed.
Feeling motivated I decide to go for the distance before heading back.

Heading home I pass a young child crying her heart out.
Her mother, several yards ahead busily talks with her friend, unaware.
Passing the mother, I yell, “Your child is back there crying.”
Dylan sings, “Baby, Stop Crying” as I head for home.
Caught in the uniqueness of the moment, I offer up a prayer and a poem.

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Current Poems

2018 Devotional Poems by Ken Birks


1.   Staring Into the Future - January 2018

2.   Unlocking Treasurers from the Heart - February 2018

3.   Hearts, Freely & Totally Committed - March 2018

4.   The Sanctifying Process - April, 2018

5.   Waiting on the Lord - April 2018

6.   The Beast of the Sea - April 2018

7.   Dining at the Father's Table - April 2018

8.   Embracing the Fear of the Lord - April 2018

9.   Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth - May 2018

10. Prophetic Purposes to be Fulfilled - May 2018

11. Riding with Dylan - June 2018

12. Homeward Bound - August 2018

13. In Sync with God's Purposes - August 2018




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