Redeemed- a poem
By Tony DeLorger © 2011
Twisted tendril thorn and wood,
entrapping souls misunderstood,
while screws of oak impart the pain,
on racks of human suffering gain,
the confessing words of crimes not done,
redeem a soul in death begun,
the cries of agonising sin,
atoned in God’s disciples grin.
Holy Fathers in purple grace,
dispense the holy water trace,
the sign of cross upon their brow,
and bless their souls in redemption found,
and in God’s work their hearts are bound,
the songs of right impart, resound,
while innocents bleed, their souls betrayed,
they slip from earth their minds dismayed.
In truth and God their lives removed,
by cruel and vengeful righteous fools,
endowed by power beyond control,
of men corrupt and church of old,
when words or actions of contention spoke,
and pain reward and life revoked,
the cries of souls can still be heard,
from crueller times and past absurb.
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