The King of Kings

In a large bleak field
Stands a radiant man.

Announcing I am the King of Kings,
The only Son of God.

I approach the man,
The light is so strong

I have can hardly make out
Any human features.

Drawing near
I see he holds a long handled shovel.

He has just dug
A minuscule grave.

He says to me, “I am your King.
Kneel. Obey my every word.”

Then I notice in the grave
Is a dead dove.

I hear footsteps
And look round.

A woman, just as herself,
Walks swiftly towards us.

She kisses him on the lips.
He collapses into her arms,

Sobbing deeply,
His radiant light goes out.

I see him as fully human
For the first time.

The dove awakes.
Shakes herself off and takes flight.

Jamie Coats
February 2018

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  1. MaryChilton Callaway
    Posted March 10, 2018 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Wow! The simultaneous feelings of attraction and disorientation I get reading this makes me wonder if I’m experiencing some of what the first Christians felt being around this Jesus character. Thanks very much for this wonderful meditation.

    • wingedboots
      Posted March 10, 2018 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

      Many thanks

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