Ponderings and Promises

“For the promise is true…I will save your children”

This seventy years of
And counting,
Declared upon your
An Iliad of wars in
A milestone of
My journey has been
Long and laborious
This curse hard to bear
Many a day and night
I have been in despair
To your people was not the
Promise given to all those
Who listened?
Crying unto You your
Face was not hidden,
For You do not lie
Your grace is forgiving
‘Turn to me with all your
Heart and I will bless my
The burden of the switch
Will surely be lifted the
Sins upon the fathers
No longer visited
Why have the dregs of the
Bottle been wasted
Copious amounts
sparkling, swirling upon
The lips stained with the
Flame of scarlet ribbons
How smoothly and
Tantalizing it goes down
But a mockery to those
In its sorrows drowning
And I, am I any better?
From the bottle I have
But am I not much more
To blame?
Oh that I could taste the
Drains of the vintage
And flee from this world
And it’s pain
But this is not my chosen
Now seeking solace in
Thoughts and dreams
Charmed with the
Opiates of utopia
Wasting into dystopia
My heart in numbness
Drunk with musings,
My children could be
Bought with pinings
And bargainings
What sacrifice can I
Offer upon Your altar?
As Job of old after a night
Of feasting, morning
And evening raising
His voice in prayer
His children would be
To your promise I cling
With wailing, do not let
Their foot stray
Bring them back from
Their wayward ways
Oh you Wiley One,
You shall not win,
The victory over them
Has been won
For the promise is true,
“I will contend with him
Who contends with them
And I will save your children.”*
*’Book of Isaiah ‘
Chapter 49:25

Read more at: www.donnaspoetry.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s