Doug Blair

(April 6,1951 / London, Ontario, Canada)

No Corruption


A single word sustained me
When all seemed lost and dark
When slings and arrows
Hateful priests
Had found their precious mark.

I knew it all was coming
The prophecy so clear
‘Messiah bleeds and
Dies in shame
To bring redemption near.’
And friends had missed my struggle
In anguished prayer and dread.
They slept while Satan
Tempted me
To doubt life from the dead.

But Father you had promised
Much joy at your right hand
And death’s corruption
Foiled in this
The rescue we had planned.

I knew it at the darkest
Your Word would live in me
And soon an empty
Tomb proclaimed
Eternal life for free.



PSALM 16: 10. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013
Edited: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (No Corruption by Doug Blair )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Devil's Darkness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. Where is justice?, gajanan mishra
  3. Silent Voices - Heartbroken Sounds, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Stumble And Fall, Maurice Rowlands
  5. Love others, gajanan mishra
  6. Thoughts of Perfection, michael walkerjohn
  7. Coffee & cream, Mark Heathcote
  8. An African Woman Unfolds, michael walkerjohn
  9. The Daughter of the Earth - 43, gajanan mishra
  10. Prove your presence, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Robert William Service

Just Home and Love! the words are small
Four little letters unto each;
And yet you will not find in all
The wide and gracious range of speech
Two more so tenderly complete:
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Paul Muldoon

 

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Home And Love, Robert William Service
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. I Go Back to May 1937, Sharon Olds
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  10. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]