Favourite Scriptures, Two Of
'Before the beginning, God saw that the expanse was vast,
and in its vastness it was empty and still,
and it saddened him, and bored him a little, too.
And before the first day, thus spake He:
"I'll scribe a great tome, a thousand pages and more !" '
And he fulfilled his pledge
and scribed a great tome, a thousand pages and more.
And many great things were painfully matched
with much great wickedness and iniquity,
for God decreed that His Word make man and woman.
Thus was His Word soon devoured.
For the mighty man wielded His Word as a sword,
and the greedy man sold it to the poor;
the depraved man bent it to his most hateful will,
and the foolish man gave way to them all.
Alas ! None learned aught of its author.
'And God sat down to catch His breath,
for his tome of the ages was perverted by wicked men,
and the earth and heavens heaved with tumult.
And after the last day, thus spake He:
"I'm not too sure they got it." '
31st May 2020
For Chantelle Anne Cooke's contest,
Copyright © Lawrence Sharp | Year Posted 2020
Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.