Welcome, my friends!
I think it was the famous poet laureate, Pat Benatar, who once told us “love is a battlefield.”
Cool dance sequences aside, this week’s poem digs deep with some references to our 5th Judge of Israel in the Old Testament, Gideon.
Knowing Gideon’s story of an army of 300 warriors battling overwhelming forces (which ironically preceded the Spartan King Leonidas battling the Persians by ~700 years) is not at all necessary to appreciate this poem.
It’ll just help you appreciate just how old the Old Testament actually is… hehe.
I truly hope you enjoy this week’s story of faith, battles, and love… served on a silver platter of exciting biblical allusion (perhaps along with the heads of some Midianites).
Please let me know your thoughts/feelings in the Comments Section below.
-PS Conway ☘ ☘ ☘
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eyes fixed ahead
despite my apostasy, i beheld
the face of your god and survived to tell
so i might blow a mighty horn
so i might smash a jar of light
scatter shadows in the night and reveal
such sacred scripture that shall not kneel
at the edge of the river to drink
face down like a lapping dog
but instead imbibe from my calloused hands
eyes fixed ahead, horizon line scanned
for a sign of heathen armies
for a sign our love might yet endure