Lambs to the Slaughter by Martin Porter

1.
To test the system God sent forth His wish
That Abram, who loved his son so deeply, should love his God to death
And slay his own beloved, his only boy,
So Abram took his knife up, to love his God and kill his joy.
But on the mountain, God repented of His command
And trapped a lamb for Abram, to fulfill His demand.
Yet Abram, being honest, insisted on his son’s life
And promised God his loved one would perish by his knife.
So God offered the lamb, and spoke, “Slay it and we will be as one”,
And Abram took up the knife and slew the lamb.

2.
To test the system God sent forth His wish
That Abram, who loved his son so deeply, should love his God to death
And slay his own beloved, his only boy,
So Abram took his knife up, to love his God and kill his joy.
But on the mountain, God repented of His command
And trapped a lamb for Abram, to fulfill His demand.
Yet Abram, being honest, insisted on his son’s life
And promised God his loved one would perish by his knife.
So God offered the lamb, and spoke, “Slay it and we will be as one”,
And Abram took up the knife and slew his son.

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6 responses to “Lambs to the Slaughter by Martin Porter

  1. Wow. I love the moment that builds to the choices. I really like how you’ve presented this, Martin.

  2. I’ve always found that Bible story profoundly disturbing. Very powerfully told retelling with the 2 choices. Well done.

  3. powerful, powerful stuff. peace…

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