Feigning Faith

Date added: 29/05/2020



Herod the King,

   Racially Arab,

   religiously Jewish,

   culturally Greek,

   politically Roman.


Baffled, bewildered,

   by naïve strangers,

Shocked and scared,

   by sacred page.

Secretly, exactly,

   gathers facts,

   feigns faith,

   requests report:

Diligent intelligence.


© Graham Kings, Nourishing Connections (Canterbury Press, 2020).

Commissioned and first published in Andrew Wheeler, Desire of the Nations: The Magi, their journey and the Child (Seimos Press, 2015) and on Covenant January 2016.