Three As One

I went on this path one day – off the straight and narrow way

looking to find the unknown – unafraid to be alone

a skip in my stride – my smile a mile wide

passion perspiring inside.


Suddenly! There’s a shadow – beside my own.

“It can’t be so!” No one came with me, I know.

Nobody else wished to go.

Who could it be then? How shall I begin?

Where did it happen and when?


I’ll tell you a secret now – that only you can allow.

Stick with me for one moment – maybe you’ll find atonement.

Do you not have the time? It won’t cost a dime.

(Don’t be scared. It’s just a rhyme.)


Okay? Now, back to the trail…

not knowing that I could fail – sensing a treasure ahead

I take a left turn instead.

And to my surprise – right before my eyes

this other shadow complies.


I look – but no one is there!

With reason, I must compare…

Judging it, I do declare, “It’s not my own!”, but I swear,

it stayed right with me. I giggled with glee!

(Quite strange, you might agree.)


And so, I strode on through the wood

wond’ring if two shadows could

converge as one, if the light

from the sun was angled right.


I stopped in my tracks, and checked out the facts:

←  Three as One  →

Sun on our backs!

Guardian Shadow appear! Assurance is always near.

Tho’ crossroads never seem clear,

Directions tell me not to fear.

Whichever I choose, I know I can’t lose.

He’s already paid my dues!

For there are three that bear record in heaven,

the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost:

and these three are one.

1 John 5:7

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30 thoughts on “Three As One

  1. Keith, I have a brother named Keith too. I thought that I would return your visit to my blog today and I am so glad that I did. I enjoyed it very much! Marvelous message and the way you conveyed it!! God bless you richly for shining His light with your gift.

  2. Hello (here and) there, Ed! 🙂

    To be held in your conscious mind is a glorious affirmation.
    I thank you for hanging with me, my friend! Peace, UT

  3. Very beautiful! I am not very poetry savvy so help me to understand. Is “three as one” referring to the trinity? Or is the shadow in the path to the left possibly something else. It seems the shadow offering atonement was left behind. Or am I being to literal. I did like it very much thou.

  4. 🙂 Thank you, Amtown!

    I refer to what your mind first directs you to. It’s personal.

    The mysterious play of words may also refer to the original
    trinity from which there seems to be no escape: Time
    featuring the Past, Present, and Future as its totally spacey,
    and yet current immaterial constituents, which therefore
    altogether constitute the energetic spiritual matters at hand.

    Atom out. Peace, UT

  5. It’s been said – that God never gives us more than we can handle. Perhaps, that is why I’ve never encountered a ghost…at least, not in my waking world. I have seen and heard the evidence brought forth by the many. If I apply Occam’s Razor to my rough and stubby reasoning, it is then that I find myself agreeing with the simplest of truths – and at times, that truth overwhelms me.

  6. I see a fourth of an orb on the first tree on the left – towards the trunk, near the bottom. But I will send you the picture, Mi’Lady. 🙂

  7. Thank you Keith, or do you prefer Uncle Tree, I like Brother Keith, anyway you are so right we never walk alone…

    Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”

    Yes some Translations do leave this Scripture out that is referring to The Godhead or Trinity, I use the K.J.V but the way we can be sure it was in the original is if it is also confirmed in other Scripture ( see below) there are more of course but these do confirm 1 John 5:7 no doubt you will know most if not all of them.

    Matthew 1:22-23 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a Virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

    John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. In Him was life; and the life was the Light of men. And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

    Genesis 1:26 – 27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.

    Colossians 1:15 -17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

    Colossians 2:8-10 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:

    Revelation 1:7-8 Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

    Revelation 19:15-16 And out of His mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations: and He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He hath on His vesture and on His thigh a Name written, KING OF Kings and LORD OF Lords.

    Isaiah 9:6-7 For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the Government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His Government and Peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His Kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

    Isaiah 54 :5 For thy Maker is thine Husband; the Lord of hosts is His Name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall He be called

    Christmas Love, Joy, and many blessings for you Brother Keith and those close to you and for the New Year too, from both of us.

    Blessings – Anne

  8. Thank you kindly for the sweet wishes, Anne! 🙂 Peace abounds!

    I pray you and your husband have such blessed holidays
    that they bring to Light a divine hopefulness for the coming year ~

    Colossians 1:15 -17 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by Him were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

    This scripture brings the devil to mind, but it also gives me no reason to fear. Death has lost its sting, and good wins out.
    The birth of evil was, is, and always will be – a blessing in disguise.
    Nevertheless, I certainly am on the side of “intelligent design”.

    Peace and luvz, Brother Keith 😉

  9. Hi Brother Keith, I can only guess why this Scripture makes you think of Satan in the way you did, so correct me if I’m wrong but I will check out your link tomorrow perhaps it will give the reason. It’s getting late in Aussie Land so for know I will just say briefly what many don’t know but perhaps you do.

    God told us everything He created was very good, so we know that Satan was also good as a created being like the other Angels and Adam and Eve and also like the Arch Angle Michael he had Power and free will too like us. But he became proud and wanted God’s glory, the absence of Love is evil, he won control of the earth because of the fall of mankind, which we know he offered to Jesus if He would worship him but Jesus was not tricked.

    Satan also created Hell, all good things come from God, He is Love and can do no evil. Trying to understand the ancient Hebrew in the flesh has caused a lot of error and confusion and not knowing God for who He is and what He is like has added to it, (1Corinthians2:9-16 ) God gives us His wisdom and understanding, when we ask for it in Faith.

    Blessings – Anne

  10. Thank you dearly, Caroline! 🙂 So nice of you to say such
    wonderful things about UT. I think he adores you for that.
    Rather, I know he does. We are both happy you liked this!

    You are always more than welcome here. ❤ Hugz, Keith

  11. UT: Today (10/26/14) the poem for the day on the Acad. of Am. Poets site was The Solitary Reaper by W. Wordsworth.

    Maybe this lengthy link goes there?

    Reminded me of your Three as One…that benign reaper not exactly the same extra presence, but then again, a case could be forged…the facts of the case unimportant anyhow to all but the judge…just sayin’ the same two beautiful poems lodged in the same corner of me, and will linger and rise on the next solitary walk down the sunny shady path.

  12. Thank you, George! Glory be!
    Such comparisons ► Whooeee! 🙂
    You are coupling me with
    some mighty fine company.

    God bless your very next walk.
    Say “Hi!” to trees, we all talk.

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