“God’s Salvation” is a love poem about the expectations of relationships and challenges they face. The writing starts by mentioning “this maze of righteousness” and how unawakened people (the ignorant) feel “splendor” in their relationships. They feel their relationships are perfect and nothing is wrong. However, it then continues by stating that temptations come and make people go away from their beliefs about what was once thought of as perfect.
This poem was written during a time of the author’s life when he was having problems involving his own relationships. Were they meant to be together? Were they truthful to one another? It is one of those dangerous situations we all face, and we must make a choice.
This short poem has no specific meter but includes the rhyme scheme of ABCCDCC.
GOD’S SALVATION by Gary R. Hess
Withering through this maze of righteousness
exudes splendor to the unawakened.
But as the temptress of soul’s creation
comes to us as mine heart’s been taken,
and with mine hands mine seers see
to watch the sundry of God’s salvation
and be without earthly expectation.