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The Delegation

delegate_s“We bring the Child a cup of gall,
Which He will drink to save us all.

“We bring the Baby you have borne
An iron nail, a branch of thorn.”

The girl drew back and clutched her son.
She understood what she had done.

“We did not mean to startle you.
Sincerely: we were sure you knew.

“But let us see our Savior now,
And kneel before Him anyhow.

“Put back the Baby where He lay.”
But Mary turned her face away.


Copyright 2017 Sarah Ruden