How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Archives
 Open Poetry #3 Archive
 Sarah
 1 2 3 4 5
Follow us on Facebook

 This is an Archive. You may post a reply, but new topics are not allowed.

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

Sarah

 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
H. Arlequin
Member
since 08-23-99
Posts 211


0 posted 11-04-1999 09:46 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Sarah


I Sarai's Petition

"Father, Sumer women when beautiful,
feel as if life's the honored stage
for our performance, a dutiful
subject adding our history's page.

Loving eyes, joyfully follow,
faithful in their observance,
we the highest their dreams allow
them reach, praying a single chance.

That they to sleep, dreaming my bed,
uplifts a knowing smile that flies
to choose wealthy Abram instead,
let Sarai's beauty none despise"

A righteous man, I'd be his wife
who treasures beauty with his eyes,
knowingly seeking firstborn life,
with many after, healthy and wise.


II The Concubine

The years fly by a barren lot,
withered dreams strewn in their wake,
I am the wife childbirth forgot,
when beauty fades, could he forsake?

Pride laid low, the slave I sent
that from her womb I might enjoy
what mine would not, despite tears spent
to have and hold his baby boy.

He is such joy! His smallest move
I follow with a mother's eyes
and dream for him what I approve,
for Abram's line on faith relies.


III Banishment

For thirteen years I watched him grow,
each year the heart grew fonder, till
to me, past hope, the fates bestow
my own, at which the past stood still.

Abram's world by faith made known,
this time shrunken in size for me,
who could not see Ishmael grown
a rival choice of master to be.

I sent one son we loved in heart
away, far from the place he grew,
to unknown lands, wrenching apart,
without warning the family he knew,

that Isaac, needing time to grow
in strength, might learn to walk with God
like Abraham, and let faith show
righteous paths He insists be trod.


--H. Arlequin
.
.
.
.
Women of the Word
Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm
© Copyright 1999 H. Arlequin - All Rights Reserved
Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


1 posted 11-04-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I read this several time-- This was real and disturbing and well done.

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 11-04-1999).]
Denise
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 08-22-99
Posts 23002


2 posted 11-04-1999 10:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done...again!

------------------
Denise

Watcher666
Senior Member
since 10-13-1999
Posts 1630


3 posted 11-05-1999 11:21 AM       View Profile for Watcher666   Email Watcher666   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Watcher666's Home Page   View IP for Watcher666

Loved this...Well done!!

------------------
Illusion...what we see and what we do...it's all up to you.
H. Arlequin
Member
since 08-23-99
Posts 211


4 posted 11-09-1999 12:46 AM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

Hi Martie, Denise, and Watcher,

tx for stopping by to read and comment,

smoooooooches.

HA
H. Arlequin
Member
since 08-23-99
Posts 211


5 posted 11-15-1999 08:13 PM       View Profile for H. Arlequin   Email H. Arlequin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit H. Arlequin's Home Page   View IP for H. Arlequin

.
 
 Post A Reply   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Archives >> Open Poetry #3 >> Sarah Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Create a Greeting Card with this Poem
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors