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David & Jonathan

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And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.

I Samuel 18:1


 

to David: my brother, my lover
to David, the son of my Father
to David, the son of my Enemy

I am Jonathan, the son of God
I am Jonathan, the son of the Devil

You are David:
the leader and warrior
the king of men
bold, brave

You are David:
the cleric and poet
the quiet scholar
meek, humble

One man, two archetypes:

Tall, hulking, muscular
Large hands, large feet
Head crowned with a mop of ruddy curls

Slender, lithe, lean
A youthful line from chest to buttock
Long, dark locks hanging down past your shoulders

Despite your apparent contrasts, you coalesce:

You are a man of God, upright and pure
You are the anointed one, chosen from among the masses
And you are mine!

But we are torn apart by hate and war
You flee from tyrannous law
Yet you are innocent

The world seeks to steal you from me:
Each of you, seduced by Bathsheba—drawn from godliness by the whore that is woman
You have abandoned me, my dear friend

Return to me, my David
Uphold your covenant to me
That we shall be bound together, by blood