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Jesus Under Glass

A Story

Listen closely
To this story
Of a child written long ago,
Who came from the mountains
To the distant valleys
Bringing a message of peace and hope.
This child sang to all the people
Words were whispered far and near,
Of the power that’s in the heart
Of the wisdom all can share.

“In your heart
And in your soul
Spiraling together
To this you will hold,
All the treasures
And all the gold
Lays in two simple words
Never needed to be told.
Feel the warmth
Which grows inside
And in this feeling
You will cry,
Sounds of freedom
Sounds of laughter
Sounds of children
Forever living, deep inside.”

Some of the people
Wanted the secrets
To all the treasures
All of the gold,
So they took this child
Locked him up
Keeping this child
Hidden, trapped deep inside.

Through the ages
These people grew in sickness
Resentment and bitterness
Hate and fear,
Never understanding
Never receiving
Forever lonely, sodden in despair.

Only then, the child had died

Their secret, they had lost
This wealth was gone,
For they could not share
In this life’s treasure
Two words were lost,
No treasure to unfold.

When elders looked
And listened,
Seeing the other people happy
Full of laughter
Full of life,
Hearts filled with love
Reflecting ever clearly
So brilliantly bright.
“How could this be
We had the child
We held him within,
He was ours to keep
Ours to have
Never to share
Never to lend.
Only the words
We were never told
To all the riches
And to all the gold,
Died, vanished with this child
Never again to be seen
Forever left,
The treasure untold.”

As their feelings
Turned from anger
Turned from jealousy
Turned towards rage,
A child did step forth
And kissed them lightly
Only then did they know.
The two words
For which they were seeking
For all the riches
All the treasures
And all the gold,
Laid always within their heart
Forever there,
Never needed to be told.

This feeling, forgiveness
The feeling of love
Radiated deep within
So brilliantly bright, finally unfolds.
This is all that is needed
All that is treasured
Wealthier, than all the gold.

So now you know the story
The words, the feelings
Living within us all.
Live your life
Forever as a child,
Live it in forgiveness
Live it in love.

Listen closely
To this story,
Of a child,
Written long ago.

© Timothy N Cannon

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