Found and lost

head
“Feast of Herod” Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1531

Herod as the acting judge,
Imprisoned there John’s talking head.
Away God’s say John would not budge.
Herodias desired John dead.

Herodias was Herod’s wife,
Herodias she held a grudge.
John had criticized their life.
Herod’s niece supplied the nudge.

Pleased him with her dancing so,
Prudent judgment Herod tossed,
Half his kingdom would let go,
By our speech we’re found and lost.

(inspired by Mark 6:14-29)

Advertisements

One thought on “Found and lost

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s