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April 15-16, 2019

 

Notre Dame de Paris, du Monde

 

I dont know if this is how Judah felt

as Nebuchadnezzar sacked their temple

took its gold and silver as his offerings

to his inferior god, or if Israel felt this way

as Shishak of Egypt earlier took his  share

too soon after Solomon had prayed his prayer

probably not, my connection is much different

to this place than theirs had been to that place

but I know my heart is broken, not for God

nor for His devastated people, but for our loss

of this great testament to mans love for Him

and for my own loss, less great, more real

so soon before I would have touched it

 


Notre Dame de Paris, du Monde
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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