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Moses the Murderer

I am in love with the humanization of characters within the Bible narrative. Rarely is the murder that Moses committed discussed. Here it is:

 

 

Moses murder

The storm raged on inside my head-

As blows, they came

and words were said;

A stinging rain,

in wounds, of mead.

The storm raged on inside my head.

.

The storm raged on inside my head-

I watched him beat,

his garments shred.

I moved my feet

until with dread,

The storm raged on inside my head.

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The storm raged on inside my head-

We danced a jive,

my brother fled.

From his side

the blood ran red.

The storm raged on inside my head.

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The storm raged on inside my head-

I left no trace

from where I fled.

“You killed a man,”

is what he said.

The storm raged on inside my head.

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The storm raged on inside my head-

I made to swim

my makeshift bed.

I sang a hymn

to him instead.

The storm raged on inside my head.

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The storm raged on inside my head-

The bush, it burned

a carrot’s red.

My soul, it yearned

for blessed wed.

The storm raged on inside my head.

.

The storm raged on inside my head-

“Here am I,”

is what I said.

My books are five,

with hyssop spread.

The storm raged on inside my head.

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