We were asked to conduct an interview… here is one conversation I would love to have.  Amy


(Seeker) To witness your Lord
hanging on that cross
Bloodied, his voice parched
Can you see it, even now?

(Mary Magdalene) Waving crows off his face
lest they peck out his eyes
That vision is burned into my mind
My heart is crushed again and again

(S) They called you crazy
A whore and more
So afraid of you, the men
threw out your Gospel

(MM) Over the years, I was
discredited, my story edited
Details tacked on me
like cheap jewels, it’s true

(S) You used your wealth
to finance the ministry
You learned to heal
Trained, same as the men

(MM) But men had the power
Freer to travel alone in the world
I tried to teach, but without the Rabbi
they berated me

(S) We know your strength, sister
You risked your life to find his grave
He revealed his risen self to you first
You never ran away to hide

(MM) Women are the bearers and keepers
Women understand risk
We bleed; we heal; we wait
We love; we are patient, like the Spirit

(S) Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
The Epistles of Paul
The Revelation of John
But no Gospel of the Magdelene

(MM) I was left out of the Bible
But I don’t need that validation
The Divine Sofia, the Spirit of Wisdom spoke
Her voice is true… I am content with love

© 2010 Amy Barlow Liberatore, Sharp Little Pencil