December 14, 2006

 

EMISARY

 

he stands outside these walls

do You see him

 

Your sun warms his shoulders

he does not care

 

Your breath fills his lungs

he does not know

 

he stands there blaspheming Your name

how could he know what he is saying

the arrogant fool

he knows nothing of You

to him You are but another hill-god

or valley-god

or wood-god

do You hear his boast

it assails these walls

 

I know that we have strayed

and continue

I know that You will destroy this place

but please, my God

not by this man
not at this time

 

let us stand

 

destroy him as he threatens to destroy You

let us live so we may worship Your name

show Your strength and save us

that we may give You praise

 

As Paul Harvey was wont to say "And now, for the rest of the story."