© Hilary F. Marckx, all rights reserved
A death in Jerusalem:
One more political casualty,
one more soul lost to
the occupation, to crisis,
to fear—to religious machinations,
to the unabashed greed for power,
and the need for the kind of false righteousness
that turns Church into a shameless bully
that murders its prophets,
and any who dream a dream of Life.
It is done in the name of Justice,
in the name of Church,
in the name of Holiness itself,
but the intention is to silence the
true word, and the true dream—
the dream of life.
But the silenced will not remain silenced.
The dead live on
in the very soul of memory.
And this soul, instead of being lost,
found the other lost souls—
disregarded and exiled
to the wasteland of death—
and raised them into Paradise,
and then rose up tell us about it.
This soul has risen so we might
rise as well.
Alleluia! Alleluia, indeed!