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I had a Dream of Crosses I had a dream the other night I was entering a room I stood upon its threshold It was quiet as a tomb It was large and filled with crosses Like the one on which Christ died Some stood alone erect and tall Others stacked or tilted on a side They seemed to be in different sizes Shorter taller broader too Each was decorated A few with different hues Some crosses wreathed in garlands Others hand carved in solid Teak Some cast in almost pure gold Each cross - a cross unique I looked around as I stood in awe And inhaled a strange perfume I saw a sea of crosses In this most amazing room I had brought my own cross with me It was small and unadorned Its plainness was wearisome and dull It was old and toil-worn So I laid it down upon the floor Other crosses made me curious I spotted one with bold design Intriguing and mysterious With its promise of adventure It was enticing and inviting I carried it a mere two steps But found it too exciting I had to put it back in place I became entangled and confused Too much for me to handle Not right for me to use Then I saw a cross with jewels Almost too dazzling to see Diamonds rubies emeralds Oh thats the cross for me It smelled of means and money And represented countless wealth Id feel so fine if it were mine I picked it up and held it to myself But I staggered underneath its load It near crushed me with its weight No this cross I could not carry It was a burden far too great Next in my dream I saw a cross Of such beauty Id not known Id never seen so many roses So red - so lush - full-blown Glorious - awesome - it stole my
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