Mother Teresa

She renders simple words, simple thoughts, simple deeds
Exaggerates the ordinary
In arguments concedes

She smiles at irritation
Embraces humiliation
Disregard is her salvation

An ingenuous demeanor
Belies a truth untold
Austerity unchecked is the greatest dreamer

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She Knelt Before the Crucifix

She knelt before the crucifix
And all the world knelt too
Follow my example
Take heed I first loved you

The beads fell from her hands
Silence collapsed her ears
A thousand souls rushed in and jeered
Taunting her to tears

Why did you not expect
A cleansing to the bone
Press your face against the ground
Welcome your new home