Saturday, March 1, 2014

Abraham's Altar



Cold stone
wrenched
from the warm womb of mother earth
forms a memory crypt,
and stale, incensual memories
lie heavy, and hormonal
over the white, wax-stained sheet
that covers Abraham’s altar.

Saintly downcast eyes
- alabaster surveillance-
watch the comings and goings,
as salvation is dolled out by incantation,
and holy water.
Lives blessed in,
 and out;
tears shed carelessly by anointed hand.



©Niall OConnor 2014

9 comments:

  1. Nice and Fine!

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  2. excellent words, like wax-stained and crypt

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  3. Rachel SutcliffeMarch 1, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Wow, very powerful writing Niall

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  4. Beautifully written, Niall.

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  5. Wonderful,the best yet

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  6. Wonderful!!!

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  7. Tina Purplenblue Clowes KayMarch 1, 2014 at 9:27 PM

    Lovely one

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  8. Heather Maecherlein BrowneMarch 1, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    Great! last stanza in wonderful!

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  9. Oh! This couldn't be more right. Thank you.

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