Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The passion of Christ

The crowd are loud. 
The priests are angry. 
The rulers are confused. 
The disciples are scared.
He prays.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

The cross is given.
Back and arms take the strain.
The distance grows ever longer.
He walks.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

The feet are bare.
The road is rough.
The crowds look on.
The cross is so heavy.
He falls.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

The walk continues.
The cross never leaves.
His mother steps out from the crowd.
He loves her.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

A man is chosen.
Simon will help him.
One man represents everyone.
He accepts help.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

They arrive.
The walk is done.
The humiliation continues.
The clothes are taken and divided.
He ignores it all.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

Jesus is nailed to the cross.
Through his hands.
Through his feet.
The pain is unbelievable.
He knows this pain is the end.

Jesus is calm.
Jesus is accepting.
Jesus is quiet.

Then ....
Jesus cries out.
Jesus cries out to God.

And ....
It is done.
Jesus dies.

Xxxxx

This is The Passion.
This is more than a story.
This is everything and more.

For more information about the passion please visit some of my previous posts:
Stations of the cross
Jesus is condemned to death
Jesus is given his cross
Jesus falls
Jesus meets his mother
Simon carries the cross
Jesus is stripped naked
Jesus is nailed to the cross
Jesus dies

6 comments:

Mary said...

Jesus dies; but He also lives.
An appropriate poem for Passion Week, Emma.

Ella said...

This is everything and more-just as you said!
Well done :D

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Very beautiful, Emma. The repetition works wonderfully to underline the message.

Leslie said...

It really is a passionate piece / I can't imagine the cacophony of confusion that also was in every rock, every beast, every heart

Glad there is a wonderful beginning to this living story

Easter Blessings

Kim Nelson said...

Emma,
This retelling is poignant and beautiful. I am impressed by your ability to convey the depth of meaning and details of the event in this tight poetic form. Masterful. You make me want to be more like Jesus.

Akila G said...

very poignant esp the repititive lines of Jesus being calm, accepting and quite speaks volumes of him as a Teacher for the mankind!