Sunday, March 20, 2005

Save us!

Save us!

on this day,
hosannas burst from our lips,
and bessings dance around us

while thorns
slowly twist
around our hearts;

on this day,
we eagerly strip off
our cloaks
to pave a gentle path for you

while we hide
grave clothes
behind our backs;

on this day,
we shout your praises
and welcome you
with open arms

while the Evil One
plants nails
in our souls;

on this day
and every day:

save us!

(c) 2005 Thom M. Shuman

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