Some old Bibles

Old Bibles,

Family heirlooms,

Records of comings and goings.

Rites of passage.

Faith and hope, 

Promises kept and to come.

Light and the nearness of God.

Maps of the past, yet pointing to a better future.

Best seller, and probably least read,

Commonly misquoted.

Costly, but freely given.

Fought over its meaning, when intended for peace.

Provides comfort and rebuke.

Treasured and trashed.

Soft, strong, and resilient.

Old, but never dated.

Arcane language, yet never out of date.

Poetic, profound, and puzzling.

Dark and mysterious,

Hidden and revealing.


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