Gerry Legister By Gerry Legister, 5th Nov 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The book of Genesis in poetry
In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth, and the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and God said let there be light and there was light

Unto the bounds of the everlasting hills

The Genesis touch fills me with delight,
And there was no night that stars did not shine,
Before sin hides the glow from our sight,
Weak minds, rob the length of allotted time.
A gateway prevails into the formless earth,
Wasteful insurgency covers the surface.
To shelter from the storm of Gods wrath,
Time elapses, found probabilities in space.
Engrafted state conceit everything that grows,
Intrigue holds the light for a little moment,
And the danger presented doesn't always shows,
The secret of Satan’s influence and comment.
While the youth of beauty gradually decay
And changed the day into shades of gloom,
Every particle of inch went vile and stray,
From the dimness of equals hides perfection.
The outward decline, begun in Genesis
When all things shrunk in the shrouding mist,
Closed doors came upon the lovely bliss,
And chase light from Eden’s innocent crest.
Spiralling joy parted quickly into a chasm,
Creation made the dry dust unveil tears,
Immortality turned into sweat and retribution,
Soon, the pain would swallow the toil of years.
The erring child raise up hope and began
The potentials pursuit of things, once evade,
Soften grace watered the plot of land,
God looked with sorrow upon things he made.
Men hear cherubim’s beaten wings near
Fear sure and sap the remaining strength,
Tranquillity rise and flatten upon the air
Like death, paradise wreath leaves the earth.
When I consider everything, Genesis had given
Temptation unveil the failure twice befell,
In death, conceived truth we know of heaven,
And all on earth would need now to avoid hell.

Genesis poetry part 2
Now darkness becomes a source of strength,
There is night, an emblem of humanity’s might,
Break through the clouds with weaker breath,
And the Ark appeared triumphant in radiant light.
A dove on the wing flies swiftly over the waters
Life knew the return of seedtime and harvest,
Ours was the day, to see the beauty of flowers
While we may live in hope to attain the best.
In sudden battle, Abraham takes no prisoners
For the possessor of heaven and earth
Melchizedek king of Salem
brought forth bread and wine
The king the king of Sodom said unto Abram,
Give me the persons, and take the goods
But this victory was not for the gold
Abraham said I will not take from a thread
even to a shoe-latchet, nor anything that’s is thine.
the LORD came unto Abram in a vision,
saying, Fear not, Abram:
I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
Look now toward heaven,
Count the multitude of heavenly stars
See if thou be able to number them?
Abraham believed in the LORD;
It was counted to him for righteousness.
God said unto him, I am the LORD
that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees,
to give thee this land to inherit it.
Whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?
When the sun was going down
A deep sleep fell upon Abram;
and, lo, a horror of great darkness fell upon him.
Your descendants will come with great substance
of a surety, thy seed shall be a stranger in a land
And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace
when the sun went down,
and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace,
and a burning lamp of the fire of God
that passed between those pieces.
from the river of Egypt of old
Unto the great river, the river Euphrates
Sarai Abram's wife bares him no children:
and gave Hagar to her husband Abram
when she saw that she had conceived,
her head of household was despised in her eyes.
when Sarai dealt hardly with her,
she fled from her face, the angel of the LORD said unto her,
I will multiply thy seed exceedingly,
Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael.
when Abram was ninety years old and nine,
the LORD appeared to Abram,
and said unto him, I am the Almighty God;
walk before me, and be thou perfect.
Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him,
I will make thee exceedingly fruitful,
and I will make nations of thee,
and kings shall come out of thee.
And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee,
the land wherein thou art a stranger,
all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession;
I will be their God and keep my covenant forever,
thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
He that is born in thy house,
and he that is bought with thy money,
must needs be circumcised:
An eternal covenant shall be in your flesh
As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai,
but Sarah shall her name be.
And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her:
yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations;
kings of people shall be of her.
Then Abraham fell upon his face,
and laughed, and said in his heart,
Shall a child be born unto him
that is a hundred years old?
and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old
In the self-same day was Abraham circumcised,
the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre:
and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;
now I have found favor in thy sight,
pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:
Abraham ran unto the herd,
and fetch a calf tender and good,
and gave it unto a young man; to dress it.
I will certainly return unto thee according
to the time of life; Sarah thy wife shall have a son
Is anything too hard for the LORD?
Why did Sarah laugh
At the time appointed I will return unto thee,
according to the time of life.


Angels, Beginning, Creation, Darkness, Earth, Flood, Land, Light, Time

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I am from the UK, and I love creative writing. And I write on many different subjects, including War peace, love, happiness.

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