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What Kind of Brother

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What kind of brother
Stands by silently when
     your gates are breached,
Ignores your cries for help
     when you're taken captive,
Casts lots for your property
     and livestock as well,
Blocks all known city exits,
     preventing your escape,
And turns you in when caught,
     a prisoner in your own land.

What kind of brother, indeed!
Rejoices when your brother
          walks in distress,
Sings songs of happiness
     when you stumble,
And looks forward to the day
     when you fall
          flat on your face.

What kind of brother, you ask?
One who longs for the day
     it will be as though
          you had never been.

Shame shall cover you.
And as you have done to others,
     it will be done to you.
 

Obadiah 10-16

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by J Alan R
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