Nahum 2

A scattering hand is reaching down
gather all your strength in vain
stand against Him like a wall
but He has brought His trebuchets
Majesty will be restored
but not to you, oh Nineveh
plundered was the holy land
but He remembered; He has come
The shield of His mighty men is red
the red dawn on their armour plates
the chariots, mustered, flash salute
the cypress spears will point the way
Your walls are breached; the horsemen come
they rush like water through your squares
they bring the light- the sun, the fire
the lightning sees the dark impaired
Your boding palace melts away
your queen is taken by the flood
Nineveh is like a pool
emptied swiftly, stained with blood
You are plundered of your wealth
what you served is served to you
Desolation in your city
Ruin, anguish: these your fruits
Where is the den of lions now?
your city was a hunter’s cave
strength was in your crouching snarl
but your stronghold has become your grave
“Behold,” the Lord of hosts declares,
“I am against you from this day.
Your chariots shall burn in smoke
and all your progeny be slain.”

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2 responses

  1. I read Nahum 2 after you told me about it, and this was simply epic, Sis. Does it justice for certain.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  2. John Ryan

    Your imagery here is so fantastic and vigorous. Rather good thing.

    April 30, 2012 at 2:16 am

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