As we prepare to commemorate the greatest sacrifice of all, a moving poem by The Jolly Beggar caught my eye and my heart 💖
Blogger Dorah has beautifully captured the comparison of the biblical Father -Son sacrifices in her retelling of the story of Abraham and Isaac in The Sacrifice — The Jolly Beggar
An excerpt is given below … but I suggest you read the whole for the full impact of the pathos of the sacrificial scene …. so like the Sacrifice we will shortly commemorate.
…… When Isaac asked with mischief in his eyes,
“What trick do you have up your sleeve,
Father? An invisible lamb, I do believe!”
Slowly Abraham rose from the stones of the altar
Slowly he raised his face to his Father
Searching the heavens for a sign of reprieve
For now he could no longer deceive
The child who looked on him with trust
The child through whom his knife would be thrust ……
Dorah maintains The Jolly Beggar and Dreams from a Pilgrimage. blogs with poetry and prose that are really inspiring.
This bee caught my eye … freedom to choose …. it’s the way things ‘oughtabee’ !!! Fun poem by Rolli about being yourself. See link below:
A fun children’s poem about being yourself, by Rolli: “The oughtabees are circling! One’s sitting on my chin! Don’t listen to a word they say! Don’t let their poison in!”
via Poem For Children: Oughtabees — Discover
In a reflective poem titled Passport Privilege (response to the Daily Post prompt – Passport,) Ginger has drawn our hearts to the terrible plight of refugees who do not have passports :
Yet some people will never have one
invaded by a super power
they are only issued a flimsy piece of paper
that cannot be used for travel
Exiled from their homelands
their invaders ensure that nobody recognises them
unless they acquiesce to their demands!
Can you even begin to imagine life without yours?
and to the plight also of citizens from troubled lands – and developing countries like ours – who are always viewed with suspicion.
Others may have a passport from a troubled country
Suspicion aroused wherever they go
checked too often and regarded with fear
and continues with a clarion call
“Only global citizenship will allow free travel!
So no more flag and no more borders!
Recognise that there is only one human race
with many different tribes …”
echoing words spoken by my father so many many years ago to which alas I paid no heed, blind to his dream of no flags, no borders …. and there definitely can be no walls if we ‘‘open to each other with warm embrace? ” Is this not the Kingdom of God on earth that our Saviour spoke of?
Let us resolve to actively live, and work and pray for that day, when the dream of One World, One Love, One Heart is realised. A Video of another enlightened human – Bob Marley singing prophetically ‘One Love’ attached for listening pleasure and inspiration.