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Lot's Wife

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They say I looked back out of curiosity.
But I could have had other reasons.
I looked back mourning my silver bowl.
Carelessly, while tying my sandal strap.
So I wouldn't have to keep staring at the righteous nape
of my husband Lot's neck.
From the sudden conviction that if I dropped dead
he wouldn't so much as hesitate.
From the disobedience of the meek.
Checking for pursuers.
Struck by the silence, hoping God had changed his mind.
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Dr Antony Theodore 10 September 2019
They say I looked back out of curiosity. But I could have had other reasons. I looked back mourning my silver bowl. Carelessly, while tying my sandal strap. a very good poem. tony
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Mahtab Bangalee 27 July 2019
Serpents appeared on my path, spiders, field mice, baby vultures....// it's interesting writings
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Gajanan Mishra 27 December 2018
Savor terrible fate, good write
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Albin 21 January 2018
A wonderful piece for reflection to all the religious......
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Rebecca Navarre 03 September 2017
Extremely Powerful And Heart Felt Poem! ! ! !
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Beautiful narration of events in the poem and I likes.
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Kevin Patrick 24 February 2015
Although I am not expert in the biblical sense, I am familiar with the story, and appreciate this as being a great interpretation of events from the female perspective. Its wonderful to see the wife flushed out as an actual person as opposed to just being used as a warning for disobeying angels commands. There is a beautiful surrealistic nature to the words. that give it a magical and terrifying vision. Lots wife has never been more sympathetic. Superb stuff
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Kim Barney 24 February 2015
To John Richter: I usually agree with everything you say, but to me the story is more than a parable. My belief is that it actually happened.
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 24 February 2015
Superb imagination thank you ...
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Aftab Alam Khursheed 24 February 2015
Superb imagination thank you ...
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