Waiting for the Messiah Someplace Else

By Lawrence “Mack in Texas” Hall (Rated G)

Motel: Rabbi, we’ve been waiting for the Messiah all our lives. Wouldn’t now be a good time for him to come?
Rabbi: I guess we’ll have to wait someplace else.
-Fiddler on the Roof

And so we wait, here where we are, the time
Marked off by calends and by candlelight
Four Gospels in a ring of holy fire
Before the Altar, and before the Throne

The Magi journey through space and time
Our journey is in waiting for a star
To shine upon us all, and lead us to
The Temple where all waiting finally ends

Beside an Altar of repose in a Stable
A cradle of wood from Eden and the Ark

Image by Ian Wilson. Find more of his work at legendsandsongs.weebly.com.

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