Thursday, November 24, 2005

Thanksgiving Meditation

Because it's Thanksgiving, the entire country now moves into Christmas mode. I'm not very fond of the annual shopping frenzy, so I'll use the season to beging posting holiday poems that I've written. I'm not sure how often I'll do it, but maybe I'll get several listed before Christmas rolls around. So, please meditate on them and post your thoughts if you are so inclined.

The Suffering Servant

My limbs spread out
I writhe and strain
They rip me through
The peals of pain

Thy lamb hath come
As thou didst say
New life I bring
This tear-stained day

But wars begin
On fields of hay
Where birds take roost
And kids find play

The bulls surround
The heavens roar
The demons shout
He’s from a whore!

Forsaken now
I feel from Thee
There is no help
To set me free.

The blood now drips
Where I once knelt
My bones, they scream
My heart doth melt

I thirst, I sweat
My tongue is dry
To sup thy will
Doth satisfy

This cup I drink
Is full and strong
It is my lot
To suffer long

But this I know
The pain will cease
And all may know
The Prince of Peace

I hear His voice
With Him I cry
It is finished
No more to die

My soul rejoice
Tis worth it all
To bring him forth
To heed his call

Behold thy maid
Hath borne Him well
My son, thy son

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