Friday, January 19, 2018

I was there

After 2 Corinthians 6:3-13

I was there when they came
with pikes and sticks and rocks
and often felt the pain
of stick and rock against skin

I was there when they came
chains and locks
dragging me through filth
into a darkened cell with rats
and lice and roaches for cellmates

I was there when the mob
screamed for my head, my blood
demanding my life for a perception
a rumor

I was there when they plotted
to kill me, when they were so
filled with hate that they
lashed and struck with reeds

I was there.
So was he.

Photograph by Louis Blythe via Unsplash. Used with permission.

1 comment:

JasonS said...

So good, Glynn. Loving this. Thank you.