A Prince of Peace

A Prince of Peace
By Jeanette Cheezum

Hatred lounged in the crooked
branches of streets filled with
scum and unbelievers. The moonless
sky kept their lowly secrets.

Hush baby! A young girl wrapped
the swaddling blanket to keep him warm.
I name thee Moses, my son. You will be
powerful, and your name on many a tongue.

Humiliating circumstances hover around them.
She watches him disappear down
the river to unknown places. “God be
with you,” she whispers.

“Will I see him again…? No matter…it’s
here he would die if I kept him.
I saw it in a dream from Jehovah. Go forth
and be heard. His long journey began.

First published on Vox Poetica
By Jeanette Cheezum


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Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at www.hamptonroadswriters.org
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2 Responses to A Prince of Peace

  1. I thought at first this was set in modern times, but then as it revealed itself, I realized that all times are modern to those who live in them, and all are surrounded by unbelievers of various stripes.

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