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Andrew Kooman

Honorable Mention 2010 Utmost Christian Poetry Contest $100

About this Christian Poet:
Andrew Kooman writes for the page, stage, and screen. His first novel, Ten Silver Coins: The Drylings of Acchora, was published in Novermber of 2009. He lives in Red Deer, Alberta.

About this Poem:
Andrew has a weekly writing feature on the web called Fridge for Thought. "I Who Am Entering" was triggered by a surprising arrangement of fridge magnets.

I who am entering

I who am entering
the heavens with a spear
to rend and slice the sky
as a hunter guts a
wapiti

will unveil mysteries
in the path you walk
as a warrior lines out
entrails
to dry in the sun
arms stained in blood
from knuckle to elbow

I who am entering
the atmosphere
with no instrument but
a hollow throat
to shout a thunderous cry
as the sky streaks fire at my
velocity

will pull back the string of the bow
aim the arrows held in my five-fingered
hand
send a volley of such violence
into the hardened meat of your heart
deliver a wound deeper
than any fatal blow I would
inflict upon an enemy

I who am entering
the world again
light and spry as a pathfinder
panting like a wolf
hungry for flesh
after a long, terrible winter

will find a way
through the ice melt and
forests
over land and snow
to cure you of your foreign diseases
scare off the ghosts that
hide between wafts of smoke
bring you home

Copyright ©2010 by Andrew Kooman