Biblical Icicles

A group of men in ancient times agreed
on what we should believe and what reject,
established for millennia the creed
that future generations should respect,
the creed we should regard as Spirit-given,
and give our lives, if needed, to protect,
and God knows if we’d ever be forgiven
if we felt that it harbored some defect.
But, Love, I must confess I find it rigid,
as any living, breathing, thing is not,
and like a lifeless corpse that’s stiff and frigid,
that can’t grow as we do, but only rot.
A stone that seals a grave, a creedal prison,
I feel can’t hold You—Love—alive and risen.

Mario A. Pita

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