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Every word and every thought
Was mine when all was said and bought  
Who knew? that in my own desire  
Your kindled spirit lights that fire  
 
Who drew me close? Who called you near?  
Who weaps when life would bring you cheer?  
Who knew the empty, sullen train  
Should bring me back to you again?  
'Twas not men  
 
I knew your words, and know them still  
To fear them not who maim and kill  
For flesh and fragrance in a flash  
Would last a moment's bitter lash  
 
And on that road when I did weep  
And saw them sow what you did reap  
You told me:  
Woman! Shead thy tears and not for me  
But for the children borne of thee  
For if they kill in this array  
What pain will be on judgement day!  
 
And so I held your due impart  
Within my soul and in my heart  
The blood I saw, and power felt  
That makes the mind of man to melt  
 
I knew it not when it would be  
That prophesy would come to me  
Nor to my own, nor neighbors still  
Of when they'd come, like they, to kill  
 
And still I see and hold it true  
The words that flowed like blood from you  
And oozing from the wounds that bled  
I saw the armies that you led  
 
I saw you hold my fractured soul  
And witnessed how you make it whole.
Written by EleazarSwan
Published | Edited 26th May 2021
Author's Note
Inspired by Luke 23:28-30
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