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Drawn out of the Water
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By Gillena Cox
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Drawn out of the Water

The river flowed, murmuring,

In ripples, a sadness;

So deeply etched in the souls,

Of the Israelites, sorrowing at,

The loss of their male children;

Snuffed out by decree of,

A heartless Pharaoh;

And their nation mourned;

And the river sighed;

Sighed in sadness;

Sighed in secrecy;

Rippling hushed rhythms,

A lullaby to a boy well hid,

Since three months passed;

A papyrus basket glided on,

The flow of the river along;

And the boy meandered,

Into her heart,

Of the daughter of Pharaoh;

She drew him out of the water,

The Hebrew boy, Moses.

Drawn Out Of The Water  © gillena cox 2010


a meditation on Exodus 2

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Submitted: Monday, January 18, 2010

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

About the Poet
I live in Trinidad of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; a multi ethnic, multi religious society. I write poetry for the sheer joy of crafting my feelings, my emotions my thoughts. I enjoy the challenge of abstraction in writing haiku. Married to Anthony Cox in 1971; we have a daughter Yanda and a son Khama. I was born in 1950 First grandchild: a grand-daughter born October 2012 My profile is a 2013 photo (poet bio updated 2013)

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