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Below The King’s Garden

Somehow it was happening
as if it was all a dream
below The King’s Garden
on a stairwell narrow
leading straight and steep
he stepped down from David’s City
a man gazing, gaping in wonder
at light dancing on water
Oh, the things he saw!
That so many took for granted
miracle blue of skies
of lilies white and rainbows
in the pool, Siloam

It was where he had been sent
by the One who had said, ‘See!’
and not knowing how he got there
he had raced to this sacred pool
and splashed last traces of mud away
laughing as blackness fled as storms

He was a man no longer blind!

© S. Michaels
From: In His Presence

Poetic Bible Stories (Based on John 9:1-41)