poetry by j matthew waters

the strange animal from the sea

from the book of revelation

the dragon gave its power and authority
to the beast with ten horns and seven heads

I saw the beast emerge from the sea
looking much like a leopard
a crown on every horn
an evil name on each head
its feet like bear claws
and its mouth like a lion

though one of its heads had been slain
the beast returned it to life
amazing all who had seen
moving them to worship
not only the dragon but the beast
going as far to say no army on earth
could wage war against them

the beast boasted and bragged
insulting the lord during its 42 month reign
waging war against his people
until it ruled over every tribe
every race of people
every nation and language

and all those living since the beginning
worshiped the beast
those whose names are not
written in the lamb’s book of life
the very lamb who had been killed

I say to all who have witnessed
these things take heed
for whoever is bound to be a prisoner
will be a prisoner
and whoever kills with the sword
shall die by the sword

may two thousand sixteen
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6 thoughts on “the strange animal from the sea

  1. very acute observation in regards to the political circus today

  2. And then they broke the seventh seal…

  3. denise0904 on said:

    wow..this is really good.

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