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Wash my Wounds
by Marty Kay
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Preparation for burial

Wash my Wounds

Wash the wounds of war.
in the wasted blood
of innocents.
Despair destroyed,
death shares no partnership
with pain.

Cleansed of fear,
free now,
I walk with angels,
watching wreaths wilt
on wooden coffins
carved with scarlet letters.
too deep to fade.

Bathe me with
your water,
crystal clear.
Baptize me,
to renew again
my hope
in you,

Did you not hear,
my cries,
and screams?
How could you ignore
my agony,
and my pain?
And why did you sleep,
when I drew my
last gasps?

Awaken, from your
worldly slumber.
Sift through
slaughtered innocence.
Touch the
I shed.

Through satin sands
of hope,
I see your
furrowed brow,
and hear
your anguished voice.

A halo hovers
over me.
I do not
dread the night.
Light lifts
my spirit.
Faith fills
my heart.
is the air
I breathe.

Fear not.
You wash
an angel's corpse.
And now I know,
God's love will

Beyond the suffering
menaces of life.
Torn tissue,
shattered faith.
My spirit runs
in celestial bliss,
where seeds of hope
bear fruit.

And from the seed
a harvest
Scarred souls soften.
Hardened hearts heal.
Hope sustains,
peace prospers,
nations breathe again.



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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Heartbreaking - these tears that cause mine to fall - undone by the power in these lines -

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Words that make the reader stop...and listen.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks
Your words are imbued with a passion for the souls of mankind...crystal clear...shocking but compassionate...words of a true poet! This is impressive...

Reviewed by Cryssa C
Deep... deep enough to wallow in and be baptized many deep truths touched on in this poem. I love the last four stanzas...and the third one...and the second and the first and the fourth and fifth... I guess I love it all! Your poetry sheds light on topics not often discussed in poetry, yet does it in such a way that humanity, if it has a heart, has to listen...

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