So Help Me God

Michèle Brown

Michèle Brown 

“In your strength the king rejoices, O Lord,
      and in your help how greatly he exults!
   You have given him his heart’s desire,
      and have not withheld the request of his lips.
  For you meet him with rich blessings;
  You set a crown of fine gold on his head.” ~ Psalm 21:1-3

A new king reigns
Blessed be the new king!
From among the great he rises
Greatness his aspiration
So help me God!

The new king sits
in the councils of power
Great men of wealthy wisdom
Capitalism’s finest men
by grace of God

Sworn to do good
for those they’ll govern
that the Nation be Great again
each citizen each family
each city each state

The end of carnage
So swears the new king
from under his shining crown
Beginning of a new era
of national greatness

The new king reigns
Old words new spellings
The greatest nation on earth
closes the drapes retreats
pondering his echoes
      America First!
      America First!


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
This entry was posted in free verse, poetry and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to So Help Me God

  1. and nationalism rears its ugly head again… Don’t mind me, I’m feeling a bit frazzled this morning. Rod scraped the along the side of the garage, slipped on a wet grassy slope while we were walking the dog, and broke his watch. Just as well things only come in threes…


  2. I couldn’t even watch the inauguration festivities, and I used to enjoy the Ball…God is going to be very busy “holding all things together” (Col 1:17). And I really should pray without ceasing, rather than hiding under a blanket :) Our God still reigns, yes? Can I get an Amen!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.