Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Martyr (Acts 7:54-60)

The martyr is stoned
by those who shut out his voice.
Hands over their ears
they rush him
full of hatred,
despite the sincerity of his blood.

Murder them
as you have in the past,
the prophets
who exposed your falsehoods.

This is not a sacrifice
to be offered to God.
There is no justice
for the creed you preach.

You raise your fist,
hard stone wrapped within
and throw your cloak,
like responsibility,
in the arms of another.

copyright 2016 - Donald P James Jr

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