Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Covenant Cape--By A. Michele Leslie--United States

The Covenant Cape

Such majesty his guileless dreams relay,
he wins applause from those who dedicate
their lives to God. His many coloured cape
enraptures them—this meekness wins his stay.
Only the Temple is his stage. No display
for honour’s sake from him. But wait!
Some assay, “The Son!” and seal the fate
his carapace, the Cross, would but obey.

Though God protected Joseph by his coat,
this second Child bled his love to bloat
a callous universe, bestowing salvation 
for the sinner caught at misery’s station.
With a faith too great he gave his all.
Each reprobate in warmth does this recall.

A. Michele Leslie is a poet and playwright who lives in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota with her husband, David, and two cats.


  1. A. Michele,
    A nice spiritual poem. Welcome to Whispers and would love to read more of your poetry.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  2. Hi, David,

    Thanks for the encouraging comment! Nice of you to write. I hope to send in more, as I have finally completed writing a long play--still quite exhausted.
    Your friend,

  3. Thank you Celine for the following--

    Dear Michele,

    Thank you for your kind comment about my poem "That Little Ole Bear". It was so sweet of you.
    Do you still publish Illustrations? If you do, I'd like to submit something.

    Take care

    Celine Rose Mariotti

  4. Nice poem A.Michele...A priceless gift, His blood shed on the cross for sinners worldwide. Thanks for sharing! Amen! Good wishes, Chris~