This is mercy

Blood trickles down
from his innocent hands.
Each drop
covers me slowly-
covers me wholly.
I am a new creation
from this undeserving sacrifice.
I am given a new start-
a second chance.
But this time around
I have a hand to hold-
an innocent hand,
a merciful hand,
a marvelous hand.

 

Copyright ©2008  Gretchen Decker

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