Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Jesus, I

Jesus, I my cross have taken

And sanded it down
And wiped off the blood
So I could wear it underneath my shirt
And not offend anyone

Jesus, I my cross have taken
And stripped it of its splinters
Made it a child's plaything
Juice and cookies for body and blood
The stuff of puppets' tongues

Jesus, I my cross have taken
And beaten the dignity of others
To a bloody, broken pulp
And then passed them by
Like a Levite, not Samaritan

Jesus, I my cross have taken
Up one to many times in the name
Of causes You never died for
And yet You died for them all the same
So all my fond ambitions might perish

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