Sunday, September 15, 2019

The guard speaks

After Philippians 1:12-18

You call this a gospel,
good news, do you?
You say you find peace
even here, do you?
I’m not the one 
In the cell and even
I find this place a pit,
a dread, I would rather
be anywhere but here,
even fighting barbarians
in those forests forsaken
by the gods. And yet
you say you find
contentment here, that
your soul, your spirit,
your mind is at peace.
So, tell me more, prisoner,
tell me how you find
contentment in this place,
how you find peace
in this earthly hell. 

Photograph by Carlos Rabada via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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