Tuesday, November 10, 2020

ENRA666ED

 ENRA666ED

The blood of the angels boils
And vomit rises in the throat of God
That these little ones
129 of them
under the age of 5
when they were torn from the arms of their parents
Should be so inconsequential
to those who separated them;
That no one knows how to reunite.
Surely their number
666
Is a coincidence
But it is also a reminder.
The numerology of those who heard
the Book of Revelation
read in worship
Knew this as a symbol
for ultimate evil.
And they heard the words
"This is also the name of a man."
They heard, and for them
that man's name was Nero
burning the carcasses of Christians
suspended in woven baskets
to light his garden parties.
The Black Christian
and the white abolitionist
saw that number suspended
above the head of the slaver,
separating families
under force of the lash
as children were ripped from their mother's arms
Separated forever
as they were sold apart.
Their cries of anguish
like the screams
of burning Christians
Rose to the ears of God.
I see that number today
suspended above the heads
of Stephen Miller,
architect of the policy of separation,
and Donald Trump,
who embraced that policy
ordering it's implementation.
Be not deceived, God is not mocked
what each of these,
and those like them,
have planted,
on the fruit of those plants
they will gag and choke and die.
The cries of their victims
will combine
with the blood of modern martyrs
To twine around
the throats of the wicked.
The prophets Peter, Paul, and Mary
Sang of this four decades ago
"The world's not waiting
for the Lord's command
We've built us a fire
that's going to sweep this land
There's a thunder out of heaven
and Gabriel's call
The sea's gonna boil
And the sky's gonna fall."
The Day of the Lord
looms on the horizon
The time for repentance is now
Repair the world
reunite the separated
heal the wounds of God's people
God's arm is not shortened
that God cannot save
What grows short is time.
This is the Word of the Lord.

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