What I Heard

I heard you lived in Palestine
Born of a virgin womb,
But all I found were drops of blood
Beside an empty tomb.

I heard you lived among the stars
I searched the Pleiades,
But only found an angels’ song
Upon the cosmic breeze.

I heard you lived within our minds
As man’s philosophy,
So I traversed its twists and turns
And earned a fools’ degree.

But then you whispered in my ear
And filled my heart with song;
I found you walking at my side—
You’d been there all along!

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About Kenn Allan

Kenn Allan currently resides in the American Pacific Northwest with his wonderful wife/editor of thirty-something years, their resilient daughter, three precocious grandchildren, and an undisclosed number of cats.

1 thought on “What I Heard

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    ” What I Heard “, is a well-paced, deft re-telling of what for many can be an over-familiar story. I also liked the final stanza’s allusion to being on the Road to Emmaeus.

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