God has stayed the sword¹
Satan has held high aloft
To cut off the bowed heads
Of those on bended knees.

This time it's first and ten
From the gridiron's fifty.
And the clock has run out,
But Satan's not aware.

Am I not a man, he asks,
Am I not more a brother?²
His sword hovered long,
To show what fealty's about.³

Joshua 5:13-14a
1 Corinthians 4:2; 16:13-14
1 John 5:4-5
Revelation 2:26

¹the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on June 27, 2022
in favor of Washington state high school football
coach Joe Kennedy, who was fired in the Fall of
2015 by the Bremerton school district who em-
ployed him for silently and privately praying on
the football field after games during that season
(but apparently in full view of those still hanging
around on the field and in the stands)

²a medallion motto created by Josiah Wedgewood,

³fealty is sworn loyalty to a lord

by J Alan R
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