what harm can you do to her now
that Christ has met his end
and overcome the wounding Worm
and suffered before her eyes
before the mocking crowd
the baby she held against her
heart, and in her arms from every worldly dart defending.
how would you be mending that, would you?
her heart I mean is scarred beyond
all superficial harm you might inflict
on her image. so there's no recompense.
think on yourselves: what kind of heroes
let the light out of the sky
and darkness in.
mary angela douglas 27 march 2016