A Desert in a Sea

Choosing poor in a land of riches,
Choosing hungry at a grand feast,
Choosing sick when there's a cure,
Makes you a bullseye for arrows
     shot from bows by terrible hands.
The treacherous will be treacherous,
The spoilers will surely seek to spoil,
And the whirlwinds of war will blow
     without warning.
This is the burden
     of choosing to be
          a desert in a sea.

Isaiah 21

by J Alan R
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