Baal

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This poem is written in response to the old testament nemesis of God, whom his people repeatedly fell into worship, Baal. His worship was associated with the sun. When I left the cold sunless north to go to Florida Kew West I wrote this, for I love the sun, its healing and recuperative power, I write this in empathy for the worshipers of it’s thankfully persistent presence.

Submitted: April 02, 2009

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B a a l

Written by Catherine Reinke

Ancient sources tell us of one old God

forbidden from all others,

Yahweh declared he, from the sun,

named him Baal. His ceremony enticement

many could not resist,

believe one God only’ certain may this one.

Each morning clockwork He would arise

feeding nourishment they and plants alive.

Not only life give’th He in sun’s magnificent glory

how few could understand

why Yahweh to war went with Baal.

Fought in heavens sky for power supreme complete

resistance forces fought immense

until victory found when Yahweh produced his demon fail.

Destruction of our earth, when Yahweh flood waters sent.

Save select few , Noah and they

in his arch rescue set omnipotent God sail.

Declared… drown the followers of the sun!

Yet ,rise each morning Baal still won.

Today from the watery grave they have risen

those who worship all that Baal The Sun has given.

Plead we now, no more destruct us for such love

condemned to wait return of the arch homeless dove .

Mend your rivalry Yahweh with Baal, we pray

that in service both, in gratitude and love we may.


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