The Messiah

(painting by Paul Gauguin)

The Messiah
 

manger in barn
Shelters from danger
Imminent

 
Sheep and lambs
Huddle together
imparting warmth
conception immaculate
man among men
born, world to emulate

 
healer, visionary
carpenter, nailed high
on cross for being self
crown of thorns
thrust into crown
powers’ clampdown
luminous sun shone
for three decades
cutting clouds dark

 
an open heart feels
grace at his worship place
reflecting personal faith

 
goodness, wholesomeness
make for discomfort, puts
naysayers in bad light

 
god and devil reside within
hungry bears two, up to us
which to feed and resurrect

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