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Medals
by Michael D. Warden
Thursday, September 11, 2003

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I would cry for you


if you wanted


I would sing a thousand melodies


tenuous in their reverence


if that were your craving


I think I would know you


but you are not like our gods


created to serve our appetites


The medals you desire are not made


of sweat and tears and tarnished blood


spilt by sons of thunder,


who pound gold into gifts with their bodies


and offer them to one another


like trophies


like memorials


of conquests in your name.


You are a flawless God


but with a broken heart


(Imagine!)


And it is your scars that you now


turn to praise in your kingdom.


It is my time to wear those wounds


A thousand mornings I have dreamed of it


And as I live


these holy medals shall spread


to all my imperfect parts


covering my impurity


until there is no longer


need

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Reviewed by jude forese 9/12/2003
uplifting message...
Reviewed by Leysa Lowery 9/11/2003
"And as I live
these holy medals shall spread
to all my imperfect parts
covering my impurity
until there is no longer
need"

This moved me deeply, Michael. A truly wonderous description. Gives such hope in its beautiful message.
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