Poem: “The Baptist by the River Jordan”

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This one is like a comet
Long ago promised

A white force sent from the heavens
To sear the earth-

He roams in leather and camel’s hair
Set in a wilderness mist

Skin black as the fishermen of summer
No earthly prince, and yet

In droves they gather
From every kingdom

Soldiers find a balm for internal wounds
Others are released from infernal gloom

His words, like physician’s tools
Cut festering sores, and more

Blinders drop beneath blue skies

Michele Marie

Michele Marie is a poet and creative writer from Illinois.
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