Point of View- Lot's Wife

And now, I am only remembered
as "the wife"
and not for myself,
not for the vibrant woman
I once was...
You all know the narrative,
and how it tells of my being turned
into a pillar of salt-
obliterated, snuffed out - ( just like that)
transformed from a
living, breathing woman
and why?
What was the reason?
Was it disobedience
or merely my nostalgia?
Commanded by God's very angel
to not look back
I did-
( I heard a child cry)
but it was just a womanly
reaction - natural
not so much an unpardonable sin,
some blatant evil deserving of
And Sodom, for all it's
it was my city
(I hold my memories still...)
but now my death
has become as a fable-
an allegorical story
telling all-
to leave the past behind,
to look only ahead
and that " you can never go home
How sad, that it has come
to this-
remembered only for my folly
and not that I too, was counted
as righteous
was one of the few saved-
though I did look back
so what?
Where is mercy?
And where, my forgiveness?


Jan Wienen

I believe Lot's wife to be well now ... She had also a great husband ...


2 Peter 2:7-8 New English Translation (NET Bible)

and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man in anguish over the debauched lifestyle of lawless men, 8 (for while he lived among them day after day, that righteous man was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard.


Annette M Velasquez

This was imaginary... as if she was speaking.

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