poetry by Colleen Ann MyrholQueen Esther
The King searched Persia looking for a bride visiting each city and every town.
When Ahasuerus saw Esther he fell in love with her beauty and bestowed her with a royal crown.
She knew not if the King would extend his scepter and pardon her of her horrid crime.
But she had to save her people and there was so little time.
Mordecai learned of an evil scheme and warned Esther of Haman's plot. And in the end, the wicked Haman became the victim of his own sinister lot.To this day the Jewish people Celebrate Purim in her honor of Esther's courageous feat.
Brave and pure of heart
A noble lady with a broken heart
Hoping to keep hundreds from harm
Queen Esther cased a sudden alarm
Those saved could be related to you
Noble Queen Esther is a heroine true
What better message of love
Could Heavens Gates display
This star point represented by Esther imbues the inherent characteristics of integrity, bravery and fealty. The lily represents the color white. It is a symbol of purity and indicates to us that we should be motivated by pure and exalted principals. The image of the crown and scepter united together is its emblem that implicates royalty and power.
The enemies of the Jews, who were numerous and powerful, had brought false accusations before the King, and had persuaded him to promulgate an edict that, upon a certain day, the entire race throughout Persia should be destroyed. Queen Esther, learning of this cruel edict, resolved to save her people or perish with them. She attired herself in her "royal apparel," "summoned her maidens" and went in state to the palace of the King.It was the day of Grand Council; a gathering of the governors, princes and officers of Persia. In the antechambers of the palace, the royal guards thronged. It was a law that none should enter the King's presence without summons, under penalty of death, unless the King's golden scepter should be extended as a sign of royal pardon. As the Queen passed, the guards warned her of her danger, but she entered the Great Council Chamber.
It was the crisis of her life, and the wise woman realized it. She at once reminded the King of his former pledges by a sign (It is not known what sign she gave.) understood between them, and the King held out to Esther the golden scepter. Esther touched the top of the scepter. Then said the King unto her. "What wilt thou, Queen Esther, and what is thy request? It shall be given thee even to the half of the kingdom." The sacred narrative informs us that Esther pursued the advantage she had gained, achieved a complete success and saved her people, who to this day hold an annual festival in her honor.