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A Lament

You see yourself as a lion,
Troubled waters around your feet;
Instead you are like a dragon,
Bursting forth foul streams of defeat.

God will spread my net over you,
In the host of many people;
Haul you as a dragnet to view,
A spectacle in the temple.

He will leave you upon the ground,
Casting you in an open field;
Birds from Heaven come to confound,
Will feast on you as your skin is pealed.

Your flesh will lay on the mountains,
Filling the rivers with your blood;
Crimson tide flowing from fountains,
Your carcass being filled with crud.

Your blood will be drenching the land,
And full of you in the ravine;
Turning the shore to a red sand,
Such repulsion as ever been.

The Lord will be blotting you out,
As He is covering Heaven,
And will be causing you such doubt,
No light from the sun be given.

The stars dark as well as the moon,
As the sky shrouded by a cloud;
Giving a feeling as maroon,
And becoming lost in the crowd.

All the bright lights have become dark,
Caused a darkness over the land;
Unable to see to embark,
Since God covers earth with His hand.

The Lord troubles upon your heart,
While bringing His destruction;
Since all your treasures will depart,
Commencement to His instruction.

He will make the people tremble,
The hair of the kings to bristle;
They will shiver as they stumble,
As the Lord declares their dismissal.

Copyright © 2021 Richard Newton Sherrer

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A Lamentation for the Fearful Fall Ezekiel 32:2–10

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Written on July 03, 2021

Submitted by richards.77936 on July 02, 2021

1:16 min read

Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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