Jericho Road


He had long sought these things to see,

But being blinded by self-justification,

The lawyer tried with an inquiry

To test the teacher's sophistication--

A subtle attempt at trickery

By explanation.

She had long listened, labored in care

For a word of mercy for her sibling's wants;

Though she served, worked, managed affairs,

Death's specter yet threatens and haunts.

She thirsts for life to well-up somewhere--

A free flowing font.

Help arrived in time on the Jericho Road

To this lawyer and sister hung'ring in need

Whose own back is for their burdens bowed,

Who for distractions and excuses bleeds:

A Samaritan to carry the load

Whose own body feeds.

© Randy Edwards 2017

Artist: Diego Velázquez (1599–1660)  Christ in the House of Martha and Mary (Cristo en casa de Marta y María), c.1618, oil on canvas.

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May 01, 02:44 PM, Kernersville, NC, United States
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