THE WORDS OF LOVE

'I thank the world it will anoint me
If I show it how I hold it'

— Will Oldham

I pledge allegiance to the lamb
And also to the other one
The march is long and now I stand
Again on ground fresh broken



I had small difficulty made
In keeping up with your parade
The underbrush was heavy, dense
With sounds of distant fire

I’ve been cut & I’ve been frayed
Then spliced as whole as any maid
Despite this rending I have stayed
In aisles of trees amongst the shades

I pledge allegiance to the lamb
And also to the other one
The march is long and now I stand
Again on ground fresh broken



Our loved ones they have gone
Far from camps of death and harm
We’re still in this mortal coil
Words of Love as leaves unfurl

Now you & me we’re each alone
Yellow cake & marrow bone
All sense of fear can pass away
I trace a map along the way



I pledge allegiance to the lamb
And also to the other one
The march is long and now I stand
Again on ground fresh broken



(Sing to minor place, Bonny Prince Billy)

by Lee Ann Brown

Comments (1)

Thank yiu very much LA for this poem which reaches me today.