Friday, March 17, 2017

A portion

After Nehemiah 12:47

A portion is set aside
for the singers and
the gatekeepers,
a subsidy of worship
a subsidy of security
the singers whose voices
move our souls, hearts
the gatekeepers whose hands
protect our bodies, our selves

Photograph by Paulus Guard via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Martha Jane Orlando said...

I certainly hope you are planning to put all these Scripture-inspired poems into a published volume, Glynn. They are absolutely wonderful!

Jeannie said...

Wow, this is beautiful. So much in so few words. I'm glad to have read it.