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Dead man walking

written October 2015

Dead man walking
No pulse, eeg shows blank
Heart stopped, mind frozen, eyes glazed
Not sure where, not sure who, not sure why
But walking anyhow

“Dry bones come to life”
Given breath, breathed to life
But why? The end is in sight
Out of ashes, yet to return
Waiting for the Creator to harvest dust

Who is he? Something that was good
Fallen from grace
Flesh sewn with scarlet scars
Hidden secret, hidden shame
Walking reminder, living curse

Dead man to new man, to real man
The prophecy is given
New mission, new purpose, new direction
Onwards to the promised land
But when? Still a dead man walking