Greetings and salutations! I have just finished a very long day in which I went to two parties and danced a lot, ate a lot of sugar, blew up a lot of balloons and had an extreme amount of fun. And now I am shattered. 😀 So because my brain is very, very tired, I’m just going abandon all thoughts of an extended intro and jump straight into the content of this blog post!
I’m super excited to share a poem with you that I wrote a week or so ago… It’s based on the story of a rather famous character from Biblical history – I wonder if you can figure it out as you read? If not I’ll give another clue at the end of this post… 😉 I hope you enjoy the poem!!
Sand and sorrow mix bitterly
In my dry mouth
Hands bound tightly
Blistered feet trudge ever onwards
Betrayal pounding in my exhausted chest
Struggling to breathe
How could they do this?
God how can you use this?
Perfume hangs thick in the silence
As soft hands cling
Words sliding seductively through
Parted scarlet lips
Fear of desire and knowledge of
Right and wrong pulsing through my body
Why do you tempt me like this?
God help me to resist…
Darkness stifling any hope
Alone and yet surrounded
By others quickly wilting under
The fear of death
Betrayed once again
I am to suffer for a wrong I have not done
Where are you in this darkness?
God how will you use this?
Will be my liberation
Rulers asking, begging, bowing
Their fear giving me hope
In answer to this heavenly warning
Of hunger and want to come
I am to deliver divine wisdom
Am I really to be saved by dreams?
God is this how you’re going to use me?
A garment newly placed upon me
A nation of people resting in my hands
The power of life and death
Now in a single word from my mouth
From rags to riches
Storehouses of gold now under my command
Am I here for such a time as this?
God why have you given me a power such as this?
My heart beating wildly
As men who made themselves
My enemies now stand before me
Under my total power
Revenge and forgiveness
Wage bitter war within
Did you bring me here for this?
God how do I respond to this?
From darkness to the light
The freedom of forgiveness
Giving wings to our hearts
At last reunited in love
What was meant for evil
Has been turned into the utmost good
You truly have sent me here for this…
God I can see your redemption in this.
Did you figure out what Biblical character’s story this poem is based on? Here’s another clue: his story is found in Genesis 37, 39-50. 😉
Let’s chat in the comments below! How did you enjoy this poem? Who are some of your favourite Biblical characters?