Another point of view….

I found this poem compelling. It’s probably offensive. But the frustration resonates. Hat tip: Laura.

Sarah’s List

Kilian McDonnell | JUNE 22, 2009

Listen to me, Lord. I have a list.

You said to Abraham:

Go, leave your fathers’ graves! To me,

no word. You promised him,

toothless at ninety-nine, a son. A son

of ours? We laughed. Sixty years

you locked my womb and then

told Abraham you would unbolt it.

To me, no word. Would Abraham

grow fat, shriek, spread his legs

across the birthing stool? Is he the eagle,

I the guttersnipe, that his lordship’s

wedded spouse must overhear the news

hidden behind a tent flap?

Do I exaggerate? You turned your face

to this old woman only

to accuse me of a niggling lie. Note!

The single time you spoke to me.

Do I exaggerate? The promise,

tell me! Where’s the seal? In the snip

off Abraham’s foreskin, but no mark

upon my breasts. And who consulted me

when you bid him burn my son

on Mount Moriah? Still I exaggerate?

Why did your hand-picked Abraham

twice turn me over to the harem of kings?

Am I a cow in heat needing to be mounted?

Why did I not see light in your light?

Why did your truth not set me free?

About tiajulianna

Creative spirit with a soul that is healing; inquisitive mind, maternal heart and very stubborn redhead who believes People Are Beautiful.
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