Monday, April 10, 2017

Jerusalem Dust (Palm Sunday)


Lay your palms
on the Jerusalem dust,
at the feet of the animal carrying Him.
Celebrate this moment.
Sing out His name in praises.
Hosanna,
the son of David has come.

Today
He is the king of your hearts.
He rides a donkey
as scripture foretold.
He has healed the blind
and the lepers.
He has opened the tomb
of the dead Lazarus.

Tomorrow
doubt will take root
and knowledge
will inflict blindness on the sighted.
You will reject the longing in your hearts.

But for now
you celebrate
and dance in the street,
children
not yet abused
by the minds of men.



copyright 2017 - Donald P James Jr

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