Sunday, May 24, 2015

Shroud

Locked are you
in the eternal shroud
your face shines through
where none allowed
forever transfixed
on this piece of cloth
pray it not fall victim
to the moth
the bleeding wound
at your side
a testament
to the fact you died
the darkened spots
around your head
marked from the thorns
from which you bled
the sporadic slashes
are a fact
that you were scourged
upon your back
your feet and hands
pierced - blood lost
shows you were hung
upon a cross
this simple shroud
alone testified
how you were tortured
how you died
your eyes forever
transfix and meet
the glance of any
look upon this sheet
of cloth
forever proud
this simple shepherd
upon the shroud

07271980