resurrection deferred…

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arctic winds
blow snow
sideways
across
nebraska roads
like fine desert sand
blinding all
to her body
naked
on a mound
stained with blood
another sacrificial lamb
her mouth
now frozen
into a plea
for help
but none
came
nothing
remains here
but signs
of her fear
fingers
buried deep
into the snow
icicle tears
in each eye
eyes
that prayed
to god
a god
she had known
and loved
but
must have had
another appointment
she
would have
understood
such
was the depth
of her love
but
not
mine

 

exchange rate…

copyright cwmartin 2012

the old man
rose slowly
from his knees
and left
the crystal cathedral
cane in hand
he walked
a few blocks
to a run down
old chapel
where belief
could still be found
not
systems
of
religion

to a poet having lost faith…

you have forgotten
the first rule
love thyself
as you would another
without that
love becomes
a person
or
object
to be held
and
possessed
not fulfillment
of self
or
even love
of the other
look not
to the horizon
but in the mirror
for what you
seek to understand
that which love
is
and
can be
is
there

dark chapters #5…

it is so very simple
tell them that
their
god
has chosen you
to provide the way
to salvation
never mind
that the price has
already been paid
those with guilt
great or small
will do anything
to relieve it
even if logic
tells them the opposite
of what you are saying
just say it like
you
believe it
and
they will follow
lambs following the bell
on a road that has no end
an imaginary cobblestoned path
of lies
used to free them
of the fear of their real lives
as well as
whatever wealth they might have
leaving them destitute
and broken
along this dusty road
of faith
when  souls
are parched
their thirst
can be easily
be quenched
by the devil’s chalice
of acrid faith
so that they
will forsake
the truth
and so it was
on the fifth day
of satan

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