Analysis of The Battle
Douglas H. Mc Clintock 1934 (Sarnia, Ontario)
I serve in God's Salvation Army
A lowly soldier footman no less,
It's been a very stormy journey
Lots of heartache but also success.
The kinship of Saints allowed me
To give me strength to march on
No turning back will be my final plea
I will be faithful hither and yond.
God has provided for me His armor
To withstand the wiles of the devil,
When fully clad, I am indeed His footman soldier,
He puts me on alert at a very high level.
With God's armor, I stand to fight the Good Fight,
This battle I talk about is a spiritual battle,
Who can stand against God's might ?
To the victor - who is the master of your soul ?
This is no idle threat,
You must stand very firm and not retreat.
Jesus paid the debt for your release
A willing footman soldier will make us complete.
The Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness,
The Gospel of Peace, the Shield of Faith
The Helmet of Salvation the Sword of the Spirit.
Ephesians 6 : 10 - 18
|Scheme||ABAB AXAC DEDE CECX CCXC XXCB|
|Poetic Form||Quatrain (50%)|
|Metre||110101010 010101011 110101010 11111001 0111011 1111111 1101111101 111101001 1101011110 101011010 1101110111010 1111011010110 11101111011 110110110100010 1110111 101011010111 111101 1111010101 101011101 010101011101 0111011100 010110111 0101010011010 1|
|Closest metre||Iambic pentameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4|
|Letters per line (avg)||30|
|Words per line (avg)||8|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||121|
|Words per stanza (avg)||31|
About this poem
Written on January 20, 2022
Submitted by Dougla$Irishman on April 20, 2022
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