Leah of The Meadow


“She slept with wolves
Without fear
For the wolves knew
A lion was among them.”

Leah means weary
A name with a curse
Named for a woman of ancient times
She was always second choice

You may feel pity for her
But the story is happy in the end
Leah is blessed above Rachel
And becomes mother to the nations

Leah, bone-tired
how familiar those depths
Laced with premonition
And yet, a gift to discover

For there’s another meaning
“Of the meadow”
Blessed by nature
Healed by her light

Child of the meadow
This title, I shall claim
Never destined for the shadow
Kissed by the sun and baptized in rain.

-LM Jones
(Quote: RM Drake)

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