Friday, March 09, 2012

Broken hallelujahs

Broken hallelujahs*

Broken hallelujahs;
caustic calls of crucify,
the hill christens the dying.

Broken hallelujahs;
thorny prince
with piercing crown.

Broken hallelujahs;
tears, blood, pain
and the shock of nail.

Broken hallelujahs;
at the dawn of eternity
the flag of death is hoisted.

Broken hallelujahs;
eyes close who cannot stare
God shuts out the light.

Broken hallelujahs;
only the tunic relies
on the turn of a dice.

I didn't know until I googled it but Christian Scharen has written a book called 'Broken Hallelujahs'. However, the phrase was planted in my head from Leonard Cohen's song 'Hallelujah'

1 comment:

Terrie said...

Beautiful- your words always inspire Keith. It was the broken Hallelujah that kept Jesus on the Cross, but because of that, more people than ever before shout Hallelujah - Glory to God in the Highest! Praise His Holy Name!