Dandelion Wine

Genesis 27:12 “…I would appear to be tricking him…” (NIV)*


Dandelion (Photo credit: EricMagnuson)

Jacob, did you not see,

had self-deception blinded your eyes?

When seeds first fell from the mother plant,

Did you not catch the lies?


These seeds, when covered with dirt,

take root and down deep grow.

Hidden they sprout a conniving plot,

Your life they would overthrow.


Lord, help me catch the seeds,

Of lies threatening this life of mine.

Clouding my vision till I don’t see, 

That I’m drinking, but dandelion wine.


poem by Patty Perkins

Genesis 27:11-12 “Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, ‘But my brother Esau is a hairy man, and I’m a man with smooth skin. What if my father touches me? I would appear to be tricking him and would bring down a curse on myself rather than a blessing.'” (NIV)*

*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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