Sad Song

Solomon’s story

saddens and sobers me

each time I remember

his great start

full of favor, well-trained–

he followed a man after God’s own heart, after all.

But a great start does nothing more than

leave questions: why? what happened?

and mostly,

what was seemed worth it?

While pride tries to sneak in

with the lie that I am better than that

I am mercifully reminded of

my own desperate need

and my own miserable potential

to wreck a good start

with a sad end:

faithless disobedience.

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