The Common Good

When a Eucharist of Humility is Rejected

When a Eucharist of Humility is Rejected
by Lisa Samson

A dead cold body hung on a tree.
I came to feast; I will not taste.
This is not what I came to see.

I came to drink high mountain tea,
Rock water, king's wine, not this waste.
A dead cold body hung on a tree.

Eating, gorging, salvation spree.
Instead blood dries with skin to paste.
This is not what I came to see.

Power outage, bloody love debris,
Broken being, Elysian waste.
A dead cold body hung on a tree.

Silent Captive, offers no plea.
Murders, greed, abuses displaced.
This is not what I came to see.

Combatant prince, O come to me,
No weak, peaceful Brother disgraced.
A dead cold body hung on a tree.
This is not what I came to see.

Lisa Samson is a novelist and a member of theGuild, along with Melvin Bray (language artist), Yaisha Harding (writer), Ercell Watson (comedian), Daniel Ra (singer-songwriter), Eugene Russell (singer-songwriter-rapper-actor), Russell Rathbun (storyteller), Daley Hake (photographer), Ed Sohn (multimedia artist), Prisca Kim (writer), and Claudia Burney (novelist). Learn more on theGuild's Facebook page.

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