Robert Funderburk

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POETRY

A New Life

August 1957, your fast ended
When a boy of fifteen
Gave his heart to Jesus.

All that’s left is a grassy spot
And one old pine

But I’ll forever remember
The little white frame church
And the altar

And that young evangelist
Who cried out to God
For the lost.


Born by coal oil lamplight in a farmhouse near Liberty, Mississippi, graduated from Louisiana State University in 1965, served as SSgt in USAFR from 1965–1971, Robert Funderburk now lives with his wife, Barbara, enjoying the peace of their home on fifty acres of wilderness in Olive Branch, Louisiana.


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Photo Credit: “Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Grand Island” by Ali Eminov, Flickr.com. (Modified by Veronica McDonald).

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