November 17, 2006


John Steinbeck, he knew

how to speak of mice and men


their leaned-on plans

tossed by circumstance

into yesterday’s dustbin


he knew


a way could seem right to a man

but lead him nowhere


John Steinbeck, he didn’t know

how to speak of man and God


whose plans are firm

guiding all circumstance

into regeneration


he didn’t know


God would guide the steps of man

and lead him on to glory