A sublime poem by Geethanjali Dilip, International Reuel Prize Winner 2017 for poetry, commemorating on the sacrifice and unconditioned love of Jesus.
His incarnation was not about pain or sacrifice.
It was about compassion and unconditional love!
He left the story with a denouement of his signature called understanding at an erring mankind.
A diaspora that had to start life’s lessons from scratch.
His pain was his only in that his poetry was left unread between the lines.
His ageless spirit not recognized by the fools who were caught in the paradigm of dates.
A calendar that only knows to tear itself away with the squalls of the turn of centuries that refuse to see truth.
His messages fluttering away with wings of doves,
And the fluff of bovine shearing that became the bed of dogma.
His paradise lost on a hilltop now a steeple aspiring to become a star.
Oh beauteous Son of the Maker!
Your turning the other cheek hits my womb nailing my motherhood.
And while you bled, man still writes his version of your appearance.
The sky barely knows when it dawns and when night falls till stars embellish it.
Planks that a saw a saw redeemed to be consecrated as your alter.
Yet wax melts with the moon peeping into stained glass that distorts your truth.
Let me light a few candles to brighten the desert air repeatedly put out where a manger illuminates the soul.
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