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The evil side of Camelot - a poem of change

Updated on November 26, 2013

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.


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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