(Poem) The Arisen Christ: A parable by Janie Rezner

“She Walks Upon the Earth,” © Janie Rezner
“She Walks Upon the Earth,” © Janie Rezner

Once upon a time, in a land not so far away,
there lived a handsome prince,
known far and wide for his beauty of spirit. One day, while riding in the forest on his beautiful white horse,
the prince scratched his head on a low-hanging branch
of the tree he was riding under.

He fell instantly asleep and remained sleeping for centuries.
All the Earth mourned the loss of their beautiful prince
and gave up all hope of his ever awakening again.

One day a beautiful and very wise and powerful
and loving woman came riding up on her beautiful white horse.
She rode over to where the prince lay sleeping in his tomb, his casket.

She got off her horse and kneeling down, placed a kiss
on the forehead of the sleeping prince. She was a mother, you see,
and knew all things. Her tears, for her heart wept as seeing all that he had missed from being asleep so very long,
her tears of compassion fell upon his forehead and into his heart.

He awakened! He slowly sat up gazing at all the beauty around him
and was filled with joy. Then he saw the beautiful woman,
his Mother.
He sprang from his tomb and knelt at her feet, weeping.

She smiled, looking into his eyes
and took him by the hand, saying,
“Arise my prince, my son.
Walk freely upon this Earth!

You are free to express.
You are free to create.
And, most of all,
you are free
to LOVE.

Read Meet Mago Contributor Janie Rezner.

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