Monday, 17 May 2010

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Above the church
Over the grave of Jesus
Above when all is below

Catholic devotion
Gold and silver overlays the life within

Franciscan monks
Give their lives to live here
Above the church

Steps, steps down
The hill is clothed in stone
Overlaid with silver and gold

Three chapels
Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian
Down, down, down
To the tomb where He lay

Up, Up, Up
The incense rises as a smoking cloud
Dark and heavy
A peak into the darkness
Of a first century tomb
Death remains
Jesus is alive
He is not here

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