Last Steps: Remix: Covered by the Blood

Covered by the Blood
Posted By: Richard Beattie
Covered by the blood
Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

On the steps

we won’t forget

feelings of dread

and regret

On the steps

we’ll reflect

about the life

that was given in steps.

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

Adopted into this world

beautiful girl

bound in tragedy

Prime suspect

took her in

and used her body for slavery

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

On the steps

fingerprints

of a suspect never found

On the steps

darkness prince

crushed and left her

on the grounds

Cathedral.

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

Immaculate conception

contrasting in our minds

On these steps we commit her soul

In stark reflection

we don’t know what we’ll find

as her blood cries out from the city cold

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

Looking up from the mean streets

spheres up to the sky

Well lit glow of the falling snow

shattered by the blood.

On these steps- the third row

cleaned up, stained glass for the show

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

Doubled over,

never recovered

blessed mother of the girl.

It’s never over

sister and brother

it is the last step to glory

and freedom from the world

It is the last step to glory

from the freedom of the world

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

The city moves- it goes on

past the tape and the chalk outline

The girl’s last move

ascending up the steps

to a final  resting place

No more – cheap perfume

No more motel rooms

No more -trapped inside this prison

white washed tomb

Covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

No more walking dead

No more needles and brown bread

No more tricks instead of the prom.

Her final memory was putting on a white dress

walking up the aisle.

Basilica step by step- she was 7

First Communion smiles.

No she is covered by the blood

Buried in the mud

Handed over to the Father’s love.

BT Denver 6.20.12