Aria from the Christ

Beat forward along ragged trail of blood.
Pure choral brought into view only
to satisfy chew of
subjugation by imperial decree.
Children, our fortune’s future
eaten raw after no sin but birth.
Moving too quickly,
caught up in gears and
blank-eyed bureaucracy.
Heroes cast for face and form,
character mere flimsy apparition.
Action speaks, lockstep with
homogenized product placement,
perfect hormonal peaks,
demographic destiny.
There are promised lands, great vistas,
heaven in every regard.
Clear road signs, well designed directions
abound.  Nothing uplifting need be denied.
A box of chocolate eggs.  A briar crown.
Symbols bring meaning
as audience finds faith to   
take off through soaring soundscape,
sail high on melodic wings.

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