The Battle Rages
from the grip of grace
down to earth
bringing rebellious evil
to God’s creation
where angels struggle
for our souls
yours and mine
heavenly host fights demons
grip us in His grace
war of words
lies and truth
discerned by the vigilant
child of holy God
I wrote this Shadorma for the dVerse Poets Pub Meeting the Bar.
Not so much ghostly as spiritual!
I did a study on angels once – the bible mentions them all the time. It was a fascinating journey through the bible!
Such a battle!
I like these line: “spiritual
war of words
lies and truth”
Thanks. I really liked where this form took my words.
” We battle not against flesh and blood….” I love your poem!
I love that verse!
Falling from grace… and then have to walk among us. I assume we meet him every day, and are him too.
Not just scary… a history lesson of evil. (Speaking of evil: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin?!? My heart begins fluttering at just the thought. 🙂 )
Bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin is heavenly! 😉
I recently went to a bistro-style restaurant that listed a BBQ burger. Their regular burger (one of the best I’ve ever tasted) is fresh-made daily from brisket and short-rib meat. This began with that and underneath the bacon I found pulled pork lying in wait for the unsuspecting diner. Oh, my! I came home and did my imitation of a bloated tick. They should have a warning notice posted on the menu!
I actually seldom eat meat… almost never beef.
Where is said bistro? I think I need to try that. 😉
Orlando area… near the airport. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Canvas+Restaurant+%26+Marketfirstname.lastname@example.org,-81.2637059,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88dd89f2eb30a3dd:0xf6e53f3f5be71f56!8m2!3d28.3710264!4d-81.2615172
I think you’re right about only when we are “gripped in grace” do we have eyes to see and ears to hear the discernment we need to resist the cunning, fallen ones.