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The Flood and Noah's Dove: Poetry

Updated on December 26, 2022
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John is a poet, short fiction, and freelance writer who also trained in home ministry and Bible study.

Noah's Ark navigating Flood Waters: Image by Ria Sopala from Pixabay
Noah's Ark navigating Flood Waters: Image by Ria Sopala from Pixabay | Source

My Earliest Works

Two of my earliest poems but inspired by recent natural disasters and extreme weather events.

I look at the state of the world today and worry. Don't get me wrong we have an amazing planet in the Earth, and it is full of amazing natural wonders. Many people are doing fantastic work, and technology seemingly knows no bounds in its continued advancement. However, there is also a multitude of things happening here that makes me hang my head it shame: war, murder, terrorism, greed, prejudice, crime, animal cruelty, unfair wealth distribution, human rights abuses, and things like global warming that many don't take seriously.

If there is a God, I wonder what he thinks when he sees what we have done with the wonderful world he created, and how long he will sit back and just let mankind destroy it. Will he eventually say, "That's it, I can't take any more of this!" and send down another flood to wipe out all the sinfulness, and so we can start again with another chance to do things right?


The Flood

What is happening to our world
Wars rage across the seas.
Men fight and kill, steal, and cheat
For power, wealth, and greed.

Surely something can be done
To cure our Earth of hate.
Very soon Almighty God
Will decide our final fate.

Suddenly the sky grows dark,
A cloud has blocked the sun.
It hovers huge and full of power,
The reckoning's begun.

Mankind doesn't heed the sign,
As rain starts tumbling down.
Wars still rage, and evil rules,
So soon the world will drown.

Just like the mighty flood of lore,
For forty days and nights, it poured.
Man must be punished for his sins,
And once again the Earth be cleansed.

Somewhere there floats upon the sea
A vessel called "The Ark',
Containing two of every kind,
A brand new world to start.


Noah's Dove

It may be raining overhead,

But in my heart it's fine.

Storm and tempest effect me not,

Because I know you're mine.

The sun may scorch the world around,

But in my heart it's cool.

Drought and fire effect me not,

You are my swimming pool.

Evil forces rule the world,

But in my heart is love.

Hate and greed effect me not,

To me you're Noah's dove.

Noah's Ark and Dove: Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay
Noah's Ark and Dove: Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay | Source

This flash flood occurred at Toowoomba,not far from where I live in 2011. We were trapped away from home for 10 days.

© 2013 John Hansen


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