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"Yeshua?" the girl with bandaged hands
calls out. I think her name is Mary.
She doesn't say "Jesus" like the other patients,
or like the preacher who
comes and prays with her every Sunday.
She rocks in her chair and mutters,
and chants to herself. No one speaks to her,
or if they do they ask her how she is.
She used to be a prostitute, they say,
until she was saved.
But I look at these white walls and think,
She's not saved—she's caged.
I step into her room and gently shut the door.
Her face is to the window. She glances back at me,
her eyes wide, and says, "Yeshua?"
"No. No Yeshua here today," I tell her, smiling.
Then I kneel before her and remove her bandages,
exposing the gaping holes in her hands.
She's not saved... she's caged.
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Adrolyn Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hmm, this is going to be with me for a while.

 

Excellent imagery.

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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thank you! :blush:
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ocurro Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That last line drew a smile on my face. You write beautifully.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thank you so much. <3
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Belladonna170 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Huh. Are you Jewish? I've never heard anyone else use Adonai's proper name on DA.
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Baleyo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
I thought Yeshua and Adonai were to different "people" if you want to call them that. 
Im pretty sure that mankind would have a hard time imagining God. Humans have a limited ability to understand and imagine and something tells me God simply cannot be "understood" by our means. 
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Belladonna170 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
No. They're two similar yiddish/hebrew phrases referring to the same thing. Another term found in the torah is Elohim. But Adonai is most oft used. 

That's very true. God isn't really a thing, or person. He's the universe itself--he's everything, so... he's essentially nothing.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
No, actually. But the girl in the poem might be. It's up to interpretation.
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Belladonna170 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Ah, well. It's still a very good piece. I love how you ended it.
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TheEmptyChest Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you very much!
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