Rick Swartzentrover

05-24-1999

Rough cut blood stained beams
  Shards of ripped off flesh
Naked body hanging in the sun
  Cries of abandonment

 

This is the sight of love dying

 

Heart piercing insults
  Criminals mocking 
Blood and tiers mingle on bruised cheeks
  Vinegar poured into open wounds

 

This is the sight of God dying

 

Nails piercing flesh
  Lungs gasping for air
Stiffing joints racked with pain
  Forgiveness for the killers

 

This is the sight of Christ Dying

 

Empty tomb
  Empty cocoon of grave cloths
Divine blood on the mercy seat
  Forgiveness for all who ask

 

This is the sight of love living
  This is the sight of God living
This is the sight of Christ living
  For in Christ love is alive.