The Seventh Seal

And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal,
There was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour –
I did grab my last chance at God to finally feel,
But after all those fights and battles, I still was proven dour.

Never – I felt myself winning in Death’s game of chess;
Even if, I was sometimes pridefully smiling,
Just as like children feeling proudly after doing a remarkable mess;
I wanted to prove myself on Earth while God has been hiding.

All time – I left behind the ridiculous faces,
Painted with pious spirituality from random rapturous riddles
That might fuddle the painful slaves on his laces
To hear the scream of Death as dance-starting fiddles.

Oh, no – I said: Away with all the physicality,
Give me rather knowledge on my own – at least to know –
Who is God and who is Evil if they are real in reality,
To know, these faked battles against Death were not shallow.

All time, I’ve been annoyed on my road,
Though, it wasn’t Death bothering me but my own emptiness,
While others had thousands of funny wishes implored,
I only wished to fetch up with my boredom and lonliness.

Never, I gave up to call the fate upon suffering fights,
To know, whether I would bear another hit – another blow,
Then, for sure it’s my final destiny to hear how it invites:
Come, it’s the end. I know you’ve become so tired for now.

And when the Lamb had opened the seventh seal,
There was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour –
And God has been silence all since I’ve been able to hear,
Say, what’s the fate of such a terribly deaf and faithless soul?


“S.D.G” (Soli Deo Gloria) — “To God Alone the Glory”

Benyamin Bensalah

21.08.2018

Inspired by Ingmar Bergman’s movie, The Seventh Seal (1957)

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