Poem: “In His Place II”


In His Place II

There you stood,
stiff and deadly;
Long have I awaited this day.
O quiet killer
and dread of men
It’s time to take you away.

You splintered beam,
So stained with blood
Climb up my pierced back.
I shall accept
your cold embrace
And provide the love you lack.

O my cross
you torturous tool
I will bear your heavy weight.
And change you from
a source of death
into paradise’s gate.

Fr. Thomas Flynn, LC


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