Love’s Betrayal

Form: Choka

What is strength compared
To beauty’s power to hold
Destiny and in her hand
The gaze of a man
Strength given in sacrifice
Hers the secret of his heart
As he rests in sleep
She sells out his soul to war
When he wakes; it is too late
Samson and Delilah by Peter Paul Rubens, 1609/10, oil on wood. Currently housed in the National Gallery, London, UK

©JGFarmer2020

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