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The word

words are not enough
for everything we have to say. 

Words can’t beat like a heart.
A verb won’t sweat or bleed.
A noun doesn’t get thirsty.
An adjective cannot feel pain.
Something gets lost
in translation into words. 

So when God
needed to express
a love deeper than words
he used body language
of a kind not known on earth before. 

Written to introduce the bible reading John 1 1-14 in the carol service sequence The last straw.

Godfrey Rust, godfrey@wordsout.co.uk. See here for details of permissions for use.