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Betsie Ten Boom

by Quentin S Clingerman

Demonstrating God's love so powerfully
Incarcerated in a Nazi Concentration Camp
WWII coming to an end

But for Betsie her freedom came in death
Her body restored miraculously to its former beauty
Her message of God's love has gone around the world

Betsie's answer to the defeated pessimism of another prisoner
"God's love goes deeper than any pit."
Her sister, Corrie, learned that too

In the world's pit of radical Islam
God's love is deeper still
We just need to reveal it in our lives

Betsie Ten Boom (c)2015 Quentin Clingerman


Author's Note: This poem is a result of having watched the movie of Corrie Ten Boom recently.

Posted on 01/16/2015
Copyright © 2021 Quentin S Clingerman

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 01/17/15 at 03:46 AM

Both informative and evocative, Quentin. Captivating, fascinating read.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/20/15 at 03:53 PM

Thanks for the opportunity to read about this woman, Quentin. It appears her life went well beyond the concentration camps. Inspiring.

Posted by Laura Doom on 01/25/15 at 10:33 AM

For me, a moving humanitarian perspective.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 02/24/15 at 02:10 PM

a beautiful ode, Quentin. Love is the answer. Love lifts all lids wherein are hid the pinioned in a darkness not of their doing or making. Love, which is not a borrowed thing but infinitely inate and immersed deeply in God's creation.

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