Guardian of the Threshold

the wall extends into the misty mountains
where signal-keepers watch warily
as the madoffs steadily advance
ready for a frontal assault
stealing the liminal and marketing it
seduction causes a wall to crumble
as the sweet music of comfort calls
singing a hymn of joy to the world
the guardian rushes to defend
the child tempted by the sparkle
and luminosity of the siren song
roaring with anger
striking at tables topped with filth
the guardian casts a sacred net
stopping the advance
for today

Poem: ©Terri Stewart
Photo credit: ©Christine Valters Paintner,

Categories: Religion


  1. The Orange Tree said on November 29, 2011
    stunning piece. love the imagery and the emotions tugged in your lines.
  2. Morning said on November 30, 2011
    dark, powerful imagery in your lines. hope all is well. Happy Wednesday. Thanks for sharing.
  3. notice that you won the perfect poet award for poets rally week 57, welcome take it, fabulous poetry along the way, truly enjoyed your lasting support. keep rocking. smiles. xoxox
  4. Jingle Poetry said on December 26, 2011
    Greetings: Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas. Thanks for the delightful support along the way, Happy New Year. Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today if you could., Have fun! Sending you love and blessings. Cheers. xoxox

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