O, Rest

Theotokos, unedited.

Theotokos, unedited.

Put to rest, O Sad Monster.
Put to rest, O Depressing Talons.
Retreat from this sacred earth,
Where no tears are welcome,
Where no screaming will heed.

Put to rest, O Weary Feet.
Put to rest, O Dreary Eyes.
Restore our vigor,
Where we run without blunder,
Where we no longer thirst.

Put to rest, O Slimy Beast.
Put to rest, O Tempting Spine.
Return to your darkness,
Where Allah overwhelms you,
Where you no longer contaminate.

Put to rest, O Dismal Creature.
Put to rest, O Foreboding Fear.
Repair our lantern,
Where they no longer strike,
Where they no longer have venom.

Put to rest, O Death.
Put to rest, O Darkness.
Resurrect our broken body,
Where we no longer hide,
Where we no longer fear.

© Morgan E Porter 2014

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