in the crowd that mocked him, one by one?
and in Nicodemus' gardens were there then these
sudden intensifications of the Rose?
the rose torn from the stem of the
courts of public opinion of the
befores and after.
the stilled laughter of God.
the broken open sores of the weeping.
weeping long withstood-
now on public display in the darkening of the day
oh how could the how could the winds
blow it all away?the glad voiced friends in Galilee...
and then in Christmases to come
the martyrs with their holy candles quenched
disappeared from the musical score
like bells, unrung?
whatever may come from year to rebranding year,
Thy Will Be Done.
mary angela douglas 23 july 2015 rev. 10 june 2017