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Lilith's Song

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What can be said of She The woman who dared to be greater than He Give her honor for magnifying the dark Desire and domination are rewards of her labor Come to her Eat. Drink. Satisfying impulses While restraints are bound Revel in her pleasures In the dark she appears Children beware, mothers fear Her way is one of vengeance Bringing men into her lair Her wiles hide the grip of terror Her beauty blinds the eyes Don't go into her web Submit not to her embrace Her rule will end Her ways will stop Darkness reveals She The woman who dared to be greater than He. Inspiration: Poem inspired by the woman of the "Mystery of Babylon" described in Revelation. The Christian must not partake of her allures and remain faithful to Christ. Based upon Revelation 15:5 - And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Bright Day ...A Haiku

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    sunlight from above   waves of beauty reflect   leaves fade instantly   Inspiration: Poem demonstrating duality of life's experiences. Sunlight can cause beauty to show on waters, while cause leaves to fade and eventually dry out. So, in life, one event can cause one person joy and another, sorrow. Based upon "Romans 11:22 - Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God."   ©  2021 The Refined Poet.  All rights reserved.

Welcome Home

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 Juliet said, "Parting is such sweet sorrow" We know how her story ended Our time apart offered no sweetness Only feelings of sorrow and emptiness Emotions of regret and joy battle for victory As I ponder the storms of our relational history Regret is pinned downed conceding defeat Present joy has rendered past sins obsolete Elated to set my eyes upon you No sadness, only hope renewed Excitement fills me from the core to the bone As I open my mouth declaring, "Welcome Home!" Inspiration: This poetic piece describes the joy at a long awaited reunion. Based upon the story of the Prodigal Son found in Luke 15:11-24 – "And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.” ~TRP~ © 2021 The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Treacherous Knight

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 Striking fear and horror in all who hear it; Accompanied by visions of eternal torment. The tale of him has made strong men weak, Overshadowing the dregs of religion in defeat. Utter of his legend in the season of the night. Whisper of his coming glory revealed in death's light. Cower in veiled respect to hell's most treacherous knight. Inspiration: Poem describing the Beast or Antichrist who is to come. Christians must stand in the faith, knowing that what is written shall surely be revealed. Based upon II Thessalonians 2:8-9 "And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders..." ~ TRP ~ © 2021The Refined Poet. All rights reserved.

Christians... A Senryu

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honored, respected held today in harsh contempt world devoid of truth Inspiration: Poem describing growing hostility towards Christianity, worldwide. Though this occurs, the Christian must rejoice knowing that Christ spoke of these things and that our hope must remain steadfast. Based upon Matthew 5:11-12 - Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven. ~TRP~ © 2021 The Refined Poet, All rights reserved