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Pieta in Stone (3 Nephi 8:4-14)
|Title||Pieta in Stone (3 Nephi 8:4-14)|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Anderson, Sharon Price|
|Book Title||The Glory of the Son|
|Publisher||Time Lines Etc.|
|Keywords||Crucifixion; Jesus Christ; Poetry; Resurrection|
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Pieta in Stone
Pierced by sword of sorrow,
shrouded in grief,
Mary holds the lifeless
body of her firstborn son—
the Prince of Peace, wounded
in violence, dishonored in death.
Heavy as Michelangelo’s marble,
loss lies across her lap.
Anguish silences the lullabies,
extinguishes the hope of long ago.
Where are the angels
who hovered above the
birthing bed in Bethlehem
and heralded the joy?
While earth groans in darkness,
they wait to enter the sepulcher,
to roll away the stone.
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3 Nephi 8:4-14
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