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Don't Look Back

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H. Arlequin
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0 posted 12-15-1999 09:30 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

These poems look at Lot,  his choices
and his family from the perspective of
his youngest daughter, Sughar.


    Last Ladies of the Plain


I   Because of Abraham....  
II  "...he lifted up his eyes"
III The cities of the plain
IV  Don't look back
V   Procreation


   IV  Don't Look Back

If an angel one day speaks
direst warnings of disaster
and you sense dread drifting down on you,
set your vision on the peaks
and accelerate the faster
don't look back, salt statues stand in view.

Think not on houses of your friends
nor the homeplace from your childhood,
it's too late for people, places, things;
those prewarned to flee its ends
can't evangelize for sainthood
don't look back, no Mercy in the wings.

Scoundrels scrambling clutch at life,
sounding footsteps drawing closer
adrenoterror bitter on the tongue,
anxious not for child or wife,
if too slow damnation's loser,
don't look back to parley for their young.

The madness of stampeding bulls,
a child at play, compared the crush
that day, cities of the plain took fire,
sulfur's stench on well fleshed fools,
from falling brimstone's panicked rush,
don't look back, yet feel Gomorrah's pyre.


             --H. Arlequin
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Women of the Word
Poems From the Goober Tree http://nathoo.wustl.edu/goober_tree.htm





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Denise
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1 posted 12-15-1999 09:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another Bible story come to life and from a unique perspective! Always enjoyable, H.A.!  

 Denise


Mike
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2 posted 12-15-1999 09:54 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Well done as per usual...  Enjoyed.
Mike
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3 posted 12-16-1999 10:50 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

*smile*  
Seymour Tabin
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H. Arlequin,
Interesting, well done,enjoyed the read.
 
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