Edward John

The Arrival of God's Grace

“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, 
he was furious....” – Matthew 2:16

the stain from his blood 
will never vanish

they came for every baby boy in Bethlehem 
and the screams and moans of the living 
haunt my every waking hour

God saved Moses

why was my son not also spared

I thought that if I lived well 
God would watch over me

History will honor my son as a martyr 
whose death cast me into Hell