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Third Day-Revision III

By Jonathon Phoenix

I remember
Gethsemane
Betrayed by the one I loved
Abandoned by my brethren
I remember
Pilate
Guilty by birth
Sentenced to die
'Crucify him'
I remember
The streets of Jerusalem
Stripped of all but pride
Afraid and alone
Slain by the city I loved
'Who struck you, prophet?'
I remember
Golgotha
Nailed to a tree
Red life mingling with earth
A bad joke above my head
Agony
Humiliation
Impotent rage
Raying to Him that had forsaken me
To envelope me in His black cloak
'It is finished'
I remember
Hell
Lost
Wandering
Without purpose
Without hope
But this is the seventy-second hour
I have emerged
I have triumphed
And the stone is gone
And the tomb is empty
And I am risen

Phoenix
3-5-98
5:35 PM
If you needed to hear it, this one's dedicated to you
Revision III dedicated to Laura Grapp, who asked for more


 

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