Where the Earth Shifts

So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.”

Genesis 6:13
In those days I met my burning brethren
when I was within the fire
with its flickering death and ire 
when I saw hate in the eggs of their eyes.
Then I saw the scroll of God in the mist-tinted air
where before there hung only despair.
I see this flickering, flickering, flickering 
tribe of lies there where the earth shifts and seizes.
I am seeing my streaming home  
there where the river eyed men and women
rend their faces in rivulets of tears.
I see the flickering, flickering, flickering clouds
there where the dark hides the heavens.
I see the snaking surprised eyes
where once these same eyes bulged with desire.
Now I am feeling the mountains quake;
now I am seeing the far-off race of wrath;
now my heart is tasting the approach of His grace;
now I am sensing the moments assemble.
Listen, my soul, I am hearing,
right now I am hearing,
His eternal thematic preamble.

(The above image is from the painting “Deluge” by Ivan Aivazovsky.)

Ben Plunkett

Greetings from the booming metropolis that is Pleasant View, Tennessee. I am a man of constant spiritual highs and spiritual lows. I pray that I serve God at my highest even when I am lowest.
Ben Plunkett

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Ben Plunkett

Greetings from the booming metropolis that is Pleasant View, Tennessee. I am a man of constant spiritual highs and spiritual lows. I pray that I serve God at my highest even when I am lowest.

One thought on “Where the Earth Shifts

  • September 10, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    Good job, Ben! Beautiful poetry. You add color and beauty to our world. Thank you.

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