They took him down

Before Him shall bow all who go down to the dust
and he who cannot keep himself alive. Psalm 22:29
They took him down
His crumpled, pierced body, destroyed by the world
to which he came.
Beyond hope
Beyond life
Sentenced to the dust that rose up to meet him.
Did they cry for him? Did wailing fill the air?
Were breasts beaten and clothing torn
as minds and hearts struggled to comprehend the ending of what had seemed to be a beginning?
What does the heart do when hope is extinguished?
Where does the mind run to when all the answers are removed?
There was nothing left to feel...nothing left to think...
They took him down
His crumpled, pierced body
And took it for burial.


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