Friday, February 26, 2021

New "Words of Inspiration" Poem

  What Could Have Been


A lie told out of fear had been done
In Egypt beauty's reaction; death's door
Without realizing what could have been

Abram's concern of self he didn't ignore
Because of Sari's beauty he feared his demise
As deceitfulness then did pour

For to this lie him granted supplies
Sari's beauty the Egyptians did like
In this generosity, no surprise

But when found out ordered to take a hike
Although gain in supplies not the intent
His lie left in his spirit a strike

As his chance to testify was spent
Fear of his life and not in God he trust
Was then greatly lost in this event

As due his concern he did mistrust
A lie told out of fear had been done
If only to God his fears entrust
He would have realized what could have been
   ©Doris Elaine

Inspiration: Book of Genesis, Chapter 12:11-20. Key Verses 11-13 "And it came to pass, when he was close to entering Egypt, that he said to his wife Sari, "Indeed I know that you are a women of beautiful countenance. Therefore it will happen, when the Egyptians see you, that they will say, "This is his wife'; and they will kill me, but they will let you live. Please say you are my sister, that it may be well with me for your sake, and that I may live because of you" (NKJV). And Verses 15-16 "The princes of Pharaoh saw her and commended her to Pharaoh. And the women was taken to Pharaoh's house. He treated Abram well for her sake. He had sheep, oxen, male donkeys, male and female servants, female donkeys, and camels" (NKJV). And Verses 18-20 "And Pharaoh called Abram and said "What is this you have done to me? Why did you tell me that she was your wife? Why did you say. She is my sister? I might have taken her as my wife. Now there fore, here is your wife; take her and go away." So Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him; and they sent him away, with his wife and all he had" (NKJV). 

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