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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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