The House Upon a Hill

The House Upon a Hill

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

The House Upon a Hill

     (Matthew 5:16)

 

The house upon a hill,
its structure appeared guarded.

Snakelike vines grew up its faded bricks,
altogether bombarded.

 

Always the center of attention
to the people of the town,

having been up on the hill
for quite a long time now.

 

As far as anyone knew,
no one had lived there in a while.

Which had all pondering upon seeing

a light in the window that shone for miles.

 

Sometimes flickering,
other times, bold and bright.

The light, always burning,
come day or night.

 

All had theories
as to what the light could be.

Perhaps someone had broken in
to keep warm by fire in cold February.

 

However, as days turned into months,
the light still shone in the window.

There for all to see,

ev’ry woman with her fellow

 

Seemingly invisible to the world,

a little old lady sat in her chair.

She was not alone
as her light shone out there.

 

The house upon a hill,
its structure guarded indeed.

For the True Vine shone

His Light for all to see.

 

Melinda McQueen Rodgers

October 6, 2021

© 2021 Melinda McQueen


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Yes, the light flickers at times and is strong at times. It is a light for the person shining it and a light for others too. It reminds me of a cd that I like: City on a Hill

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Thanks for visiting and leaving your thoughts. Much appreciated.
What beautiful imagery Melinda !! , Its beautiful , loved the poem

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Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen

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Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..

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