In that day…


In that day the Lord will strip them of haute couture: 

The burnished bangles bought 

And headbands from chic boutiques 

And crescent necklaces overstocked at Muslim shops 

The earrings charged last May at Macy’s 

And bracelets by Tiffany & Co. 

And the hijab or the niqab or the burka banned in France 

The Sanz’s headpieces 

And ankle chains from Amazon 

And pageant sashes, 

Estee Lauder Perfumes, 

And 14 k golden charms, 

The diamond rings 

And sterling nose studs, 

The 100% silk kimonos 

And cashmere capes 

And velvet cloaks, 

The purses by Coach 

And purse mirrors with satin pouches, 

And Egyptian linen 

And tiger eye tiaras 

And Pashmina shawls. 

Instead of sweet scent there will be a stench; instead of a sash, a noose; instead of a hot hairdo, hair loss;
instead of chic, shit; 

instead of splendor, squalor. 

(Paraphrase of Isaiah 3:18 – 24).

  

 

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