Esther & Mordecai

 

This ode to the Jewish Queen of Persia
Would be faint praise without her uncle’s mention
For he by the tender mercies of filial adoption
Preserved and prepared her for later service to her nation

The Great King Ahasuerus had a quondam Queen
Called Vashti, whose pride made her a has-been
She disregarded the King’s summon-thinking it common
The King was angry that his grace was spurned
So decided to cast away she that had scorned

The church of Laodecia-nominally called Christ’s Bride
Like Vashti of old she should call Him Lord
Yet she routinely ignores the summons of His Word
She is lukewarm; the half-way house of an indifferent spouse
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