Author’s Note: It’s been a series of rough weeks, so I missed Week 7 and this one is for Week 8. This is part of Ninefold Dragon’s challenge on his blog to write poetry in nine-fold style, a formula he developed and explains better than I can.
Crimson streams down the Wood to the dust.
Blood and water splatters all around.
Red on dark, Blood cries out, “It’s finished!”
Tears, sorrow, shame, guilt together swirl
Into a crimson tabernacle.
Death pain dances into Light’s new life.
Sacrifice blankets darkest of sin.
Wrongful desire hides in righteousness.
Joy explodes from human souls’ caverns.
Then He said, “What have you done? Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground!” — Genesis 4:10, Holman Christian Standard Bible
But you have come to Mount Zion—to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to myriads of angels, a joyous gathering, and to the assembly of the firstborn who are written in a scroll in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous ones made perfect, and to Yeshua, the Mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than the blood of Abel. — Hebrews 12:22-24, Tree of Life Version