Proverbs in 365 Devotions

April 3

Proverbs 6:25 Do not desire her beauty in your heart, and do not let her capture you with her eyelashes; 26 for the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread, but a married woman hunts down a precious life.

 

Captured By Her Eyelashes

Robin Aylor

So I’ve written a poem here and just to explain it a little… each verse begins with one of the four sections of this passage.

Do not desire her beauty in your heart
Though her lines and shape be works of art
When lust promises love by a-la-carte
Don’t look back, run away, escape, depart

And do not let her capture you with her eyelashes
You’ll get twisted and tangled with deep bloody gashes
When you try to escape you’ll be flung back to her latches
Like a black widow she will drain you and blow on your ashes

For the price of a prostitute is only a loaf of bread
Though a mere 60 cents in Bangladesh it is said
The dirty bomb she carries is worse than a nuclear war-head
On the soul of the man who when warned never fled

But a married woman hunts down a precious life
And the end of her slashes cut deep like a knife
For those who won’t listen it’s a lifetime of strife
And yet still there is hope in Jesus Christ