Fragrance

The sweet smell permeates the air
One last act of love given by a friend
Anointed, cared for, tears and perfume
Mingle on skin, and all anyone can think of
Is what is lacking in the gift, a care for the poor
A thought for someone other than Jesus
Why does he need this act of love and devotion
Maybe they were jealous, maybe they were
Embarrassed by the act of love displayed by
A woman, they didn't understand its power or
Its display of what was about to happen, anointed
Before the tomb, before the suffering, before he is
Torn from their lives and they have to meet in secret
Love is a mystery displayed in the lavish love of God