Reread the story today
Bathsheba does not get a title.
Maybe the Old Testament of the Holy Bible
should be interpreted from a feminine view point.
Where is the outrage for how she is treated?
So many unanswered questions
Did Bathsheba get a day in court?
The writer does not seem to care
if she loved her husband.
Did she wish to honor Uriah?
What did she think when the King
sent for her
and took her to his bed?
Did she love her husband
or just even wish to honor him?
What did she feel
when she had to send word
to the King
she was carrying his child?
Did she know her king
tried to force her husband on her?
Did she know when Uriah was murdered?
Did she grieve
when her child died?
David gets all kind of credit
for writing a Penitential Psalm.
What was the state of Bathsheba’s soul?
I cannot find where anyone cares.
A trail of broken lives
and the king
gets his way.
Does a society benefit when a woman can exert the right to her own body?
I have a wife, a daughter, three daughters married to my three sons and six grand-daughters.
I want them all to get to say “No.”
Even to the king.