Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday: The Violence


Manhandled, shoved
humiliated, judged
expediently condemned
hands washed
thorned beaten whipped
scourged
blood
dragged,
hauled to the hill
nailed torn to the wood
spiked skin ripped
tendons, bone
blood
filth, sweat-blood
pierced
pain unendurable
the turning away
the worst
pain the worst
blackness
finished.

Photograph: Jesus Christ on the cross, scene from The Passion, produced and directed by Mel Gibson.

11 comments:

Maureen said...

"the worst blackness": that contains it all.

Louise Gallagher said...

Yes. It does.

Powerful, Glynn

Linda said...

Such powerful words, giving voice to the suffering. They cause the heart to fill with gratitude that can hardly be expressed.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

"finished" that says it all. We are no longer separated from God. The sacrifice is made. It is good to remember the cost of our freedom.

Thanks! Awesome post.

Lori said...

I remember when I cut my foot, I was heading home after getting 17 stitches and I remember crying in the car alone when I thought of all Jesus went through for me on that cross.....the nails, I can't imagine it! Beautiful post. Lori

jasonS said...

Commenting here for your Thursday and Friday poetry. Very moving. Wonderful, Glynn. Thank you.

JC Dude said...

Very, very powerful bro'

nance marie said...

beloved savior

ayala said...

Very powerful!

S. Etole said...

your words ... they carry such impact

Jerry said...

May words like these find their way to transform us yet again. Thanks Glynn