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The evil side of Camelot - a poem of change

Updated on November 26, 2013
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This is an imaginary story about a nun who takes the gospel into the darkest streets of her city. She boldly enters the heart of gang territory with nothing but her faith, her Bible and the power of God. The verses in italic are the thoughts of the gang leader as he watches her enter his territory.

This story is also what I wanted my story to be. Ever since I was a teenager, I wanted to be like this woman. I didn't want to be a nun, but she does what I wanted to do for God. I have come to believe that he has another battle for me to fight and this will never be who I become.

But somewhere out there is someone else, who fills the shoes that aren't for me. And if that person ever stumbles across my poem, I hope it encourages them and reminds them that they are not alone.


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She walked the streets of Camelot


Darkness all around


King Arthur may sit at his table


But here is where evil is found


. . . I stood across the street


. . . Finger on the trigger


. . . Waiting to see


. . . Who challenges me?


The eyes in the shadows were watching her


Lying in wait to ensnare


They wondered what she was doing here


Daring to breathe their fowl air

..........



A light seemed to shine all around her


The darkness was somewhat confused


She felt their uneasiness of her


It made her feel slightly amused


. . . Her boldness surprised me


. . . Her courage was rare


. . . Her audacity bought her


. . . More time to live


To enter this world uninvited


Where evil has the last word


Is something that few would consider


Survival rarely occurred


.............


But here she came unafraid and unarmed


And from what they could tell, all alone


They couldn't see the angels around her


Warriors protecting their own


. . . She made me curious


. . . I wanted to see


. . . Why was she here


. . .And what did she know



They knew she was different from all of them


There was something they didn’t understand


The love that she brought was a weapon


The Bible, a sword in her hand


............


As she spoke the very ground trembled


Their walls all came crashing down


They felt so exposed and so vulnerable


They fell, their face to the ground


. . . What’s happening to me


. . . Am I weak? Am I strong?


. . .She’s turning my world upside down


They rattled the chains of their agony


The sins that enslaved them all


They knew they were trapped by their choices


They had come so far down in their fall


..............


But her eyes looked on with compassion


Her smile promised them hope


Her words rung with truth and conviction


Their doubts blew away just like smoke


. . . My eyes were open


. . . My guilt, my shame


. . . Could she really set me free?


She set up her table before them


And fed them all from the Word


She quenched their thirst with the Spirit


It was the best thing that they’d ever heard


..........


Now Christ lives within all of them


And darkness has had to flee


Now you can walk down these streets unafraid


. Because of the change in me




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