Surrounds, holds me back
All my human strength
Not enough to overcome
Only blood of Christ
Can wash it away
Remora is today’s “The Word of the Day” at Dictionary.com
See the definition and interesting origin of this word “remora” at this link:
In ancient times, the remora was believed to stop a ship from sailing. In Latin, remora means “delay”, while the genus name Echeneis comes from Greek εχειν, echein (“to hold”) and ναυς, naus (“a ship”). In a notable account by Pliny the Elder, the remora is blamed for the defeat of Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium and, indirectly, for the death of Caligula. A modern version of the story is given by Jorge Luis Borges in Book of Imaginary Beings(1957).
2 thoughts on “Beset by Remora”
Interesting word. And great truth in the poem.
Thanks Diane. I enjoyed researching this word as I’d never heard it before. Pretty unusual fish!