We Drink from the Waters of Babylon

We Drink from the Waters of Babylon

A Poem by Wesley Dingler

  I.

We drink from the waters--

The waters of Babylon--

Never wondering ever from

Whence they have come--

    No, never asking;

    Only ever basking

In the shade of a silent corruption--

 

  II.

We wade in the waters--

The waters of Babylon--

Whether pondering escape

Or kingdom come--

    Feeling too glad to

    Feel too sad to

Look beyond ourselves to what we've done--

 

  III.

We bathe in the waters--

The waters of Babylon--

Not only us, but also

Our old and our young--

    Even as we pray now;

    Even as kings lay down

In the Holy of Holies, before God and Son.

© 2020 Wesley Dingler


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Wesley Dingler
Wesley Dingler

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I was born in Central Alabama February 27, 1985. I'm a Piscean and love it. I began writing poetry and child stories at age nine. I began home schooling after the Sixth Grade, having a lot of troub.. more..

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