52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

21. "Take up thy mat and walk, he said before"

Take up thy mat and walk, he said before
Men, to the prone man
Descended from an unknown door
Torn in the roof,
A plan

Improvised (all plans are) by restive friends
Looking, it may be,
To dump the burden that extends
Responsibil-
Ity

Past action that at first was undertook,
One hopes, out of love.
What they felt then, released, the book
Doesn’t tell us.
Free of

His need for healing, the man disappears,
But not before he’s
Forgiven all, which many ears
Hear, no single
Eye sees.

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