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Yet I Remain Faithful

Filthy and foul I found you, garnished in grime, drenched in dust, polluted in your own putrid blood, orphaned, alone, helpless. Pity overtook me to love, to cleanse you of your stench, to let you live. As you came of age, I made a wedding promise to provide, protect, and never forsake you. I bathed you in benevolence, coddled you with compassion. I fed you feasts of fancy flour, oil, and honey. I covered your nakedness with the finest fabrics of fur, linen, and silk. Gold and gems galore, I graciously gifted upon you. Through a lover's eyes, how alluring you were to look upon. Passionately, we pleasured ourselves upon our sacred marriage bed. Soon you fled to the wanting world, flaunting your youthful beauty in sleazy streets. Jewels jostled and bangles bounced about your lovely body, loud with lust. In haughtiness, you uncovered yourself of the costly garments I gave you and laid them at strangers' feet in whoredom. The delicacies I fed you with were stolen to spoon feed your lovers. My gifts of gold were bestowed to beg strangers' favor. My love, you plundered our partaking, aborting the fruit of our conception to be free to roam, forsaking all our children to the fire. With wandering wanton eyes, you despised the one who knew you from youth, who loved you to life. Far and wide, you spread your treachery to strangers' selfish desires, to increase your queendom of whoredom. My bride, you caused me to fret nightly, bawling upon our squandered marriage bed, flaming with jealous anger. Whorish wife, your heart withered weak, fleeing to every flutter. In infidelity, your desires remained insatiable and you lusted after greater lewdness. You continually conceived in evil to cast more blood from your fiercely consuming body. Ceaselessly, you sullied yourself as I bore the burden. Have your worthless wooers as you please --- divide your heart and thrash mine. Play the harlot and inherit her price. Let them annihilate you to the judgment of an adulteress, casting stones and swinging with their swords. Let them burn your high dwellings, rip off your jewels, and leave you openly naked. Let them ravish you to nothing. Humble your heart to loath your lasciviousness and be dropped to dust. Remember your youth and be consumed with sorrow and shame. Then my anger will settle and I will again take pity. You tested me with zealous torment, tearing your promise in twain, but my covenant is true and my faithfulness remains. Turn fully from your filth and return to my lavish love so that you may live. Inspiration: Ezekiel 16 A picture of Israel's idolatry and God's faithfulness 1/25/2020

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Date: 2/5/2020 11:56:00 AM
WOW.....a powerfully executed write. I felt like I was transported back in time and witnessed this sorid tale of betrayed love. Love it. Hugs
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 2/6/2020 2:22:00 PM
Thanks, Cecilia. Poetic hugs.
Date: 1/29/2020 3:31:00 AM
Thanks for poetically sharing this truth anchored upon the Scriptures. Likewise, thanks for my placement in your recently judged poetry contest. (Such is dedicated to my friend whose birthday was on such date that I posted the poem.) God bless you.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/30/2020 10:36:00 AM
Thanks, Beata. God bless you.
Date: 1/28/2020 2:41:00 AM
So glad it did!!!!
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/28/2020 9:16:00 PM
Me too. It will be fun to add videos.
Date: 1/27/2020 4:35:00 PM
It is not the easiest thing at first. Best thing is to go to youtube, find the video you want. Go to share, then to embed, copy the code. then go to manage poems and select the poem you want and the enter the code in the enter video section.. hope that helps.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/28/2020 12:06:00 AM
Thank you. It worked!
Date: 1/27/2020 3:36:00 AM
You can still post it via youtube, if it is there. Then it would not infringe copyright.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/27/2020 3:33:00 PM
Thanks, Silent One. I tried from my phone with the instructions given, but it didn't give the encryption code. Maybe it will work from a computer.
Date: 1/26/2020 3:44:00 PM
Interesting inspiration.. one I do not know about.. but this is a well versed poem.
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/26/2020 10:36:00 PM
Thanks, Silent One. It's a provocative read. I wanted to post a song by Gungor called "Ezekiel," but it might be copyrighted and I haven't figured out how to add video yet.
Date: 1/26/2020 11:46:00 AM
As I was reading this it quickly became apparent that it was a parallel write to the Biblical narrative. A valiant attempt to rephrase perfection, enjoyed the journey, now we wait for the harlots judgement, coming sooner than most imagine!
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/26/2020 10:29:00 PM
Thanks, John. I appreciate your comments. A fearful time that will be for many.
Date: 1/25/2020 7:06:00 PM
wow...powerful verse... your words, your images just get the point across wonderfully... great write Juliet :) hugs
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/26/2020 10:26:00 PM
Thanks, Sandra. Poetic hugs.
Date: 1/25/2020 2:02:00 PM
Infidelity flies like a dragon in this poem...I like how it was delivered...Well done
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Juliet Ligon
Date: 1/25/2020 3:56:00 PM
Thanks, Arturo.