The world doesn’t need another martyr
Jesus, warm blood on my arm
Warm as a golden bird trapped
In a cage, does it feel like a dove or a hummingbird?
This life we sweat and work for
This chaos born of human ignorance
What is the price to bring
A brighter shine of love into this world?
Tell me, I’m growing old alone
This world doesn’t need
Another poet, Jesus, tell me
Sweet voice in my mind
O send a raven ahead of the dove
The ballads no longer sound
I’ve been chained in a cave
Let’s call it the marketplace
Where I barter my soul every hour
For a bit of peace and waiting for
The green branch of love
For a spring that never arrives.