Monday, the Third Week of Lent
Let’s talk about lepers you and I
who do not feel the pain
lepers do not feel the pain
that’s what it means to be a leper.
Let’s let lepers talk about you and me
who do not feel the pain.
I can hear them saying
if you will to do so
you can make us clean.
Now I feel the pain.
Let’s talk about soldiers you and I
where have all the soldiers gone?
Graveyards mark the dreams of man
gospels mark the dreams of God.
Who of us has ever looked for soldiers
in the gospels?
Let’s joke about Jesus you and I
who wear frowns like the world wears Winter
white with fear.
The clown is court jester at the feast of fools
and he who laughs