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Sinai

Sinai
God-trodden Mount
of the Ten Commandments
The Holy Mountain of Moses
Heaven

Hic de Virgine Maria Jesus Christus natus est 

Bethlehem,
so remarkably unimpressive
and yet so holy.
I long to visit you
Small and humble
but great and glorious.
Hic de Virgine Maria Jesus Christus natus est
an inscription reads
as I get to a grotto.
A fourteen-point silver star
embedded into the marble
is now indelibly embedded into my memory
scorching its way into my heart
burning the moment into my brain.

Jerusalem

Jerusalem
The city of Gold
Jerusalem
Where Jesus walked
O Holy City,
Holiest of all
The land where Lord
on the Mount of Olives
would stand to talk.
You appear so beautiful,
with beauty so singular
no master wordsmith
could capture in verbal form,
no painter could accurately paint
on canvas with oil colors so vivid
and glorious as its past.