No. Rather. Don't.
Continue to remind us
that we have sinned against
the light of our Lord Jesus.
Call us to account for
the abominations which our ancestors
wrought in His Holy Name.
forgive our Lord
for the Burning Times.
Do not hold Him guilty
for our crimes against you.
Though it might seem
He sat in Heaven inactive,
as the Blood-born Bride of the Lamb
became a blood-drunk whore for the Beast.
Know that every cry, every whimper
wrung by rack, gallows or flame
has also been torn from His own heart.
Know also that He shall require
the same from those mad disciples
who so debauched His name,
who so defiled
His image in you all.
Even if, perhaps, some of them
be eventually saved,
their scars shall forever
remind them of their crimes against you
and of the price paid by our Lord
so that none need burn forever
in the Fury of His Rejected Love.
And know, finally, and most of all,
that none of you
shall be permitted to turn from Him,
to forsake Him solely
on the basis of their crimes.
Know surely that each of you
shall see Him as He is,
the Relentless Lover
in Whom both Creator and Creation
are killed and reborn,
Who will settle for nothing less
than to be our Lord
and to have us
to be His Lady.
© Copyright Dale (Ted) Cooper Autumn 1997
Written for Sparrow, offered to
my Wiccan/Pagan friends.