Friday, January 28, 2011

"The Pattern Shatterer"

Inspired utterances—more than a smatter
High, high hopes, e'en from pitter-patter

His preaching made the hatters madder:
"The least yeast makes the better batter"

Rumor mills and flattering chatter
Cousin's head served on a platter

Palms and coats and praises slathered
A right-now king they would rather

Closest friends, their feet he lathered
Then one betrayed, one denied, and all did scatter

His body crushed and torn to tatters
Climbed a tree without a ladder

Drip-drop, drip-drop, red holy splatter
Conquering death's venom spitting adder

Now he's dead and now we're sadder
Two days pass: Mary, what's the matter?

Fifty more, then we'll gather
To glorify Him, our pattern shatterer