Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Man of Humble Beginnings

You frighten them
this brightness
of your truth

you burn like a Saint
yet they call you a fanatic
you speak

and women weep with joy
The skies
darken with angels

Some see you as
the Dove of Peace
others a sword of flame

Which is the truth?
or perhaps in discarding
that wedge of flesh

you have forgotten
the crush of hunger
centuries of lives

calling your name
only to fall
on deaf ears

copyright Sherry Obsheatz


Jackie said...

Oh how religion makes us all crazy..but not without warrant. This is beautiful, and the ending SO powerful. Nice work.

flutterberry said...

Very well written! Beautiful!

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