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No More Tears For Jezebel

No More Tears For Jezebel


"See now this curséd woman" - 2 Kings 9:34

© 2010 by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Private Poetry Collection


No More Tears For Jezebel

No More Tears For Jezebel


‫אִיזָבֶל‬
By Ricardo Saúl LaRosa

Jezebel, a Phoenician princess cries for love…


daughter of Ethbaal, King of the Sidonians (Phoenicians)
wife of Ahab, king of north Israel
great aunt of Dido, Queen of Carthage
a religious-political struggle caused your slaughter…

Jezebel cries for the suffering her blood


she falls in love with Ahab and marries him
their union gives birth to Ahaziah and Jehoram
upon King Ahab’s death
Ahaziah and then Jehoram, ascend to the throne…

Jezebel cries
for the soul of her departed husband
left all alone, defenseless
a widow weeping wooingly
for her love…

the prophet Elisha orders the anointment of Jehu as king


to overthrow the house of Ahab
Jehu kills King Jehoram in a coup
as he attempts to flee in his chariot
Jezebel cries for her murdered son King Jehoram…

Jezebel cries for justice to no avail


Elisha confronts Jezebel in Jezreel
orders the execution of this queen mother
by throwing her out of a window
by her own servants under duress…

© 2010 by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Private Poetry Collection


No More Tears For Jezebel

Jezebel's last act defiantly


dressing in her royal robes, puts on make-up and jewelry
indicating her dignity and royal status
determining to go out of this life as a Queen
with Honor she met her execution…

Jehu commands the eunuchs to throw Jezebel out of the window


some of her blood spatters on the wall and on the horses
he gives orders too late for "this cursed woman" to be buried
as dogs devour Jezebel's body, as prophesied
now her carcass, "shall be dung on the face of the field…”
(II Kings 9:30-37)

once a princess, queen, queen mother of kings and one queen


once a power behind the thrones
now a mortal woman executed by her enemies
horses stumping her to death; her body eaten by dogs
only Jezebel's skull, feet, and hands remained…

Jezebel’s blood cries out for justice


why did they kill her?
because she was a strong and independent woman
who did not let men dominate her
and who continued to defy the aggressive males to her last breath…

no more tears for Jezebel


for today she is smiling
reigning upon a celestial throne
reunited with her love King Ahab
embracing the loving arms of her king sons and daughters…

no more tears for Jezebel


brave Phoenician princess
who remained true to herself
and her god

© 2010 by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Private Poetry Collection


No More Tears For Jezebel
and whom forgot her not…

Elijah Confronting Ahab and Jezebel in Naboth's Vineyard


By Sir Frank Bernard Dicksee

© 2010 by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Private Poetry Collection


No More Tears For Jezebel

© 2010 by Ricardo Saúl LaRosa Private Poetry Collection