The Wrestlers

Unknown that night
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Following as second
Wanting to be first;
Claiming a blessing
Not rightfully his
Now confirmed by the stranger
Over whom he triumphs.
Left with a limp
And dislocated hip
But with arms open
To embrace a brother
With a new name
And nature transformed
As he offers a hand
In the gesture of peace.
June 2010
Thoughts following a Bible study on Jacob – Genesis 32:24 – 33:15 

Could it have been his brother with whom he wrestled?