Friday, January 21, 2022

The city of Pan

After Matthew 16:13-20

It is the city of Pan,

and of Baal before that,

a city replete with statues

to worship, now the city

of Caesar, of the deity

of man and self, this city

of Greeks and Syrians and

a dash of ruling Romans,

a gentile city. It is here

that he asks them

who he is, who do people

say he is. Answers vary:

the reborn cousin, the man

who rode a chariot of fire,

the prophet sawn in half

for speaking truth.

He persists: 

But who

do you 

say I am?


Photograph by Sarah McCutcheon via Unsplash. Used with permission.


Martha Jane Orlando said...

It is the question that Jesus asks of all of us . . . Our answer is the key to abundant life.
I've missed your poetry while I was out sick, Glynn. Thanks for once again making my day!

Glynn said...

Martha, I'm so glad you're home!

R's Rue said...

Thank you for sharing.