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The Sword or Love?

Updated on December 24, 2012

It’s brother against brother
But I don’t understand
We all need one another
Must we refuse another’s hand?
There will be no peace
Instead there will be a sword
To sow division among us
To choose man or the Lord
You said you can’t play any longer
It is time to receive his gifts
But you open them alone
Because of our private rifts
To love thy neighbor
As you love yourself
You must not judge
In sight of the cross on your shelf
A baby was born
And Kings bowed
Now you ask the same of me
Questions are not allowed
You retreat behind the wall
Of an earthly compound
Instead of God’s will
Only insanity makes a sound
I will accept the blade
Into my heart that cannot rest
He made me this way
Can’t a father’s son be blessed?
There is no answer for your zeal
Our children wonder aloud
When will Daddy come back?
Will Mommy come down from her cloud?



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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @QudsiaP - Yep, everything has two edges huh?

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      It would appear that in today's world any kind of love is a bitter sweet sword. :)

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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you kathryn. I hope you had a great Christmas day too...

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      kathryn1000 4 years ago from London

      This is very moving and beautiful.Some of us puzzle like this and others never seem to think of it...but you can express it so well.Thank you and hoping Xmas Day is beautiful for you,Kathryn