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Maundy Thursday

MAUNDY THURSDAY The Upper Room was hushed that night, As frightened friends supped their last as one. Shoving back the morrow When their leader would be gone. This is my body—broken for you; You are my beloved—take my blood, too. Do this and as oft as you do it, Do it in remembrance of me. (A shipman shivered on a night-long watch The night was warm, but he was not. “There is a horror in the air breathed he.) And for you I will go to the tree. For you, I will give all of me. (Outside somewhere across the world A bird stopped singing, dropped its head, And curled its wings under in a roosting pose.) Did he know—did he really know He would rise again and live He has surely faithed it so! And with body trembling but heart obedient. He would go. (And in the distance a cobbler nailing Finished his last shoes for the day.) My soul screams, He silent cries! By what decree must it be That I must lie upon a tree and nailed be, Beaten by the throng—I have done no wrong! Have You forsaken me—here in my Gethsemane? (If you can listen, you can hear a Mother’s lullaby song.) Father, you chose me for this desperate task That they may all know Love at last. Thy will be done. As We are One. (The feverish earth turns, dances, sings, sails, nails, Rocks without eyes – without ears – it spins on.) Easter is not yet.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/16/2017 7:49:00 PM
Awesome write, loved it.
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Date: 4/14/2017 9:28:00 AM
Happy Easter dear SUNLITE. I understand - being busy reluctantly on PS today, but its so fun - that EASTER is too sacred to leave family, home, and church. We'll be right here when you have another day, or poem, or both. Shalom, shalom! He is RISEN for me; He is Risen for US; How Good is our God -amen
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Date: 4/12/2017 7:04:00 PM
This is a loving Christian affirmation with your personal poetic touch. Thank you for the gentle and loving thoughts they are inspiring. Emile.
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 4/13/2017 11:26:00 AM
Your comment means so much. Thank you.
Date: 4/10/2017 10:42:00 PM
It spun Just a little different after that day and still does to this day and time, peace be with you Sunlight...
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 4/13/2017 11:25:00 AM
Love your comment, Charlie. It surely does.
Date: 4/10/2017 8:34:00 PM
I am learning, I need to select my RATING of the poem. Yes, 7. Anil Deo
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 4/13/2017 11:24:00 AM
I'm certainly glad you learned! Thank you, Anil.
Date: 4/10/2017 7:36:00 PM
A beautiful, timeless write Sunlite:) The world does keep turning yet some things remain forever within us. Profound words, wonderfully expressed. blessings xxx I saw a dog today at the park that looked just like "My Favourite Pastime is Me" ...I thought of you and smiled:) ...extra treat for that I think..lol
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 4/13/2017 11:23:00 AM
You are a great supporter, Lynn Marie. Thank you. And my little Annie thanks you.
Date: 4/10/2017 6:42:00 PM
From 1 to 7 this is a 10 Excellent It's hard to express hw much this affects me. Bravo my friend. God Bless and Happy Easter. JB
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 4/13/2017 11:22:00 AM
Thank you, Judy, and for the poetry you write, also.
Date: 4/10/2017 6:12:00 PM
Wow. 7 for sure, between my tears. You superbly achieved something I can only dream of. Thank you, thank you ... I never tire of the communion words: "my body broken for you; my blood poured out for you." Fully man AND fully God: you must do the Easter/Resurrection sequel when He shows He is LORD! What a holistic and poetic rendition of human giving 4LOVE
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Sunlite Wanter
Date: 4/13/2017 11:22:00 AM
Sorry I'm slow, but my appreciation is genuine.