A Poem by Bevan Boggenpoel: "The Way of the Righteous"

The way of the righteous

I might be in this world,

But I will not partake,

Indulge in its pleasures,

For heaven's sake.

The good times

This life has to offer,

I will sacrifice to see

Heaven's sacred altar.

I refuse to conform

To this world's wicked way.

I would rather live to see

Him coming on that glorious day.

I refuse to be trapped

In the devil's snares.

I would rather submit

To Him who loves and cares.

The way of the righteous

Leads to eternal life.

The way of the wicked

Leads to misery and strife.

© B. Boggenpoel

Bevan Boggenpoel was born in Salt Lake, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He attended Soutpan Primary and matriculated at Westville Secondary School.

Boggenpoel completed a Baccalaureate in Education at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He launched his debut Anthology 1 December 2016. The book was well received by the public and he sold 200 copies locally. He is also an author at a South African website known as Litnet (Literature Network in South Africa).

Although his poetry is written in a South African context that covers different issues in daily life, his writings also strives to tell a story or teach a lesson that will inspire and motivate readers globally. He is currently a teacher at Bethelsdorp Road Primary in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth.

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