Friday, June 25, 2010

Restored Sight

And as they went out of Jericho, a great crowd followed him. And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord,have mercy on us, Son of David!” The crowd rebuked them, telling them to be silent, but they cried out all the more, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” And stopping, Jesus called them and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” And Jesus in pity touched their eyes, and immediately they recovered their sight and followed him. Matthew 20:29-34

The dust swirls around nose
and moth sting from the hot breeze
we are fixtures on this road
and the crowd goes by.

Our ears catch their feet before
their smell and sounds reach us
we have been told God
is coming but we had sat for so long
and the crowd goes by.

Electric murmurings thundrous hope
we stand up slowly reach
calling out for God to hear
but the crowd goes by.

They hurl insults and apple cores
push us down and tell us we are
unworthy broken vessels debris
on the side of the road.

Our lungs twist with our cries God
come near me help me
set me free.

Suddenly silence then footsteps
sweet smell of incense and lily
our tears begin as he touches
our soiled and tense faces light
begins and the world explodes
in color and the crowd stares
in rapt silence, no one
passes us by.

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