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So tightly bound;

A break through force

           is yet unfound.


Without lack of solidarity,

Without lack of integrity,

The only thing surer

           is that which is sharper

           than the sword with two-edges.



If one can put a thousand to flight,

And two will cause ten thousand to flee;

Then there can be no secret

           in the power

           of an entangled three.


With more strength than the braid

Of a woman’s glory,

It is a coil that grows tighter

           in the days unfolding.



In the midst of three,

Great power is present.

The strength of the three-strand cord

           is firmly fixed

           in His presence.



-- Wendolynn L. Allen