Friday, October 7, 2011

Via Negationis

No,
No,
No, Samuel, he is none of these.
No,
No,
No, I do not find him here.
No,
No,
No, I would have given up if it were hopeless.
No,
No,
No, perhaps this is the one!
No,
No,
No, ruddy though he is,
No,
No,
No, he is none of these.
No,
No,
No, I grow weary of searching, Lord.
No,
No,
No, you are to have no rest.
No,
No,
No, the standards shall not be relaxed.
No,
No,
No, you have overlooked him.
This is the messiah of Israel,
Your king,
and you looked on the outward appearance,
but God tests the heart.
Even yours.

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