Poetry Wednesday, Vol. 19

Job

(Job 28:28)

Yes: wisdom begins with fear of the Lord,
which comprehends the power that made the seas,
the earth, the shimmering dawn, the unexplored
unfathomed skies, the moon and the Pleaides.
Which also knows Who comes to judge our shoddy
little failing lives, knowing full well,
we need not fear the one who kills the body
but only He who condemns the soul to hell.
Which also knows it magnifies the Lord,
defying the demon, being the only release,
oddly enough, from fear being it’s own reward,
which is also wise, is faith, is hope, is peace,
is tender mercy over and over again,
until, at last, is love, is love. Amen.

William Baer

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