Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Blessed

Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
A cry taken up by ordinary folk
men, women, children
out lining the streets
looking for a spectacle
longing for a cause.
Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
A cry to get behind
to celebrate
to champion
welcoming the rebel
on whom the hopes of a nation are pinned
Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
A cry to imitate
when there is little else to do
and nowhere else to be
when it is easier
to go along with the crowd
Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
A cry that echoes in emptiness
when enthusiasm wanes
and hope fades
when excitement moves aside
to make way for disillusionment
Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
A cry that drifts away
on the tide of change
as the mood of the crowd
becomes blacker
and more dangerous
Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
A cry that becomes mocking
as the people jeer
and change their tune
and Blessed
becomes Crucify!
Blessed is the one who comes in the Name of the Lord
Liz Crumlish Lent 2012

1 comment:

Beth said...

love the visual
the words even more
blessed are
what a wonder
what a reality
into which to fall
onto which to jump
with which to walk

thanks

see you soon and very soon

beth

ps - I am not a robot :-)

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