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Miracle at Bethany

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Miracle at Bethany

Lost in the divine languor of deaths sleep
Somewhere distant he heard the call of his name…

Barely sensing the avidity of life’s gift
Recalling the auger of the messiahs promise…

He rebuked the plea under the swathe of deaths eye,

Again the distant voice demanded of him
Forcing him to recall all that he had once been…

Beheld of the need to carry the word
Forcing himself to his feet inside the dark sepulcher…

Consciousness breached the boundaries of his mind,

With a heavy breath he carped at the pain
Racking through a body lost in the rigid shroud of death…

With each aching footfall he moved toward his salvation,

Again came the command, “Come forth”
The cherubic beauty of the voice persuading him…

Lazarus stepped into the light to live again.

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  1. Date: 9/25/2008 12:03:00 AM
    We each have this opportunity Charles.great vignette.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 5:09:00 PM
    Someday, each of us. Many things have faded away since. As He promised, His words have not. Nice to be reading your work again. Vince

  1. Date: 7/11/2008 4:29:00 PM
    Wow! I did not know where you were going there for a minute. I thought it was someone being executed in the here and now. I'm glad it was about Lazurus. Excellent form and flow, and it had me shaking there for a minute, so you aren't lacking in the area of content. Very nice tribute. Love, Ivy

  1. Date: 7/9/2008 8:52:00 PM
    Charlie this is breath taking. I sometimes need to be reminded of the miracles we take for granted. Keep up the good work. God Bless, Cile Thanks for your comments on my poems

  1. Date: 7/9/2008 4:24:00 PM
    Clever way to share this biblical story. This is so creative. I wasn't sure until the end--great way to keep the reader guessing. Thank you for sharing this well-written piece with us and for your kind words regarding my cinquain. Keep up the good writing. Have a nice day! Karen

  1. Date: 7/9/2008 4:24:00 PM
    Great write. Loved the ending . Blessings your way, Ron

  1. Date: 7/9/2008 4:07:00 PM
    Wow what a in depth write very spiritual indeed a great write! Laura