Tell Them About Bob

Tell Them About Bob prose poem

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Tell all of his descendants, and all others who will listen
Tell them that once upon a time there was a man named Bob,and that this man had a dear wife named Carol. Tell them that Bob was a lover of God and a lover of family. Tell them that Bob was a lover of souls, and that he loved all mankind whether red, yellow, white, black, or brown. Tell them that his wife Carol was a most precious soul who also loved God, and loved to pray.

Tell who? Tell your children and your children’s children; and tell them to tell their children from generation to generation, so that generations to come may know that there once lived a man named Bob who was a giant of a man. He was a pioneer, a trail blazer, a warrior. Tell them to write it down so that it never will be forgotten. Tell them so that the story of Bob Stultz will help them grow. Tell them when they are weary and weak; tell them when they are tired and tossed to and fro, from shore to shore.

Tell them that Bob was like a man name Noah who lived long ago,and found favor in the eyes of the Lord.
Tell them that Bob was like Noah who built a big ship and pleaded with the people so lost, so lowly, and so lonely. He was like Noah who pleaded with them year after year,both by night and by day. Tell them that Bob had a big house, and he pleaded for the addicts and the alcoholics, for the pimps and the pushers and the prostitutes, to come to his big house to rest, to dine, to be loved, to be healed, and to be made whole.

Yes, tell them that Bob was like so many who preceded him before, so long ago. But be sure to tell them that Bob was also a lot like Moses,who demanded that the Ruler in Egypt Land let God’s people go. Yes, tell them that Bob knocked on Hell’s door and demanded in Christ’s name,that the bound and oppressed in Chicago Land be set free. Tell them!! And tell them again!!!! And keep on telling them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I am a retired minister and the husband of Barbara for 42 years. We reside in Sacramento ,Ca. We have two sons and a daughter, and we are the proud grandparents of 6 children.
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Nadeem Qazilbash

He must be remembered – he helped, he prayed and he fought.


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