Messiah (a poem)

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JerusalemPerspective.com proudly presents the poetry and artwork of Elhanan Ben-Avraham.

Messiah

by Elhanan Ben-Avraham

Fearsome and formidable in love,

eyes lit with flame unquenchable

he walks quietly the polluted streets

of tragedy where all schemes fail

and clash in the vain contest of war,

relentless as the consuming fire

armed with the softly spoken word

to pierce the armored heart

and foil the thrusts of evil

hidden in darkened caverns of men,

his gentle song challenging

the cresting wave of wickedness

churning the sea of humanity

that would still the flame

kindling the innermost sanctum

of fallen Adam’s heart,

searing the dross

and defilement from gold,

he reconstructs the holy house,

igniting the lamp

in the timeless temple of eternity.

Artistic Drawing by Elhanan Ben-Avraham


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  • Elhanan Ben-Avraham

    Elhanan Ben-Avraham

    Elhanan Ben-Avraham is a professional painter, illustrator, calligrapher and poet. He has produced a number of large biblical murals in public buildings in Jerusalem, a monument of the Ten Commandments in Denver, Colorado, and a series of watercolor biblical greeting cards. He also teaches Bible…
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