The Antidote - Tony Matthews: Your Composer of Note

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The Antidote

The Antidote

Once a long time, long ago
Into the world did enter.
Mary's boy child all aglow
Attached to a placenta.

For this was a human child
He would have screamed for food
Inside the swaddling cloths defiled
He would have peed and pooed.

His mother would have fed him
The way that they know best
No Cow & Gate around that time
She would have used her breast.

For this was a human child
That came upon this earth
With all the shame that is involved
When teenage girls give birth.

For no wise men were there that night,
Nor was there any snow.
I even doubt there was a light
Around his head aglow.

For this was a human child
Born in a normal time
It’s destiny, to go to hell
And face a devil’s grime.

Inside the gates of hell he’d fight
The hate of aeons hurled
The minions of the darkest night
Would battle for a world

For only could a human child
That’d seen and conquered death
Could take on that nightmare world
And once again draw breath

But for now this little child
Just born, a bloodied mess
Is in the arms of mum and dad,
Enjoying their caress.

[Tony Matthews 2005]
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