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Down in the depths 27 March 2005

Posted by Dr Moose in Uncategorized.

(Another of David’s wonderful poems for Easter)

You’d have thought

he’d have wanted at least
to get some sleep,
after the hammering he’d taken,
not just at the end but throughout.

But no lie in for Jesus.
Busy as ever as he rested with the Father
He asked, Who can I help here?
and as he said it he knew the answer.

Whatever protocols existed about
gate crashing hell,
he harrowed them out of the way,
urgently, winningly telling the news.

Look at me, he said.
Do you see what hate did to love?

They saw not just wounds
but darkness absorbed,
sin dissolved,
separation bridged.

It’s finished,
He said.
Come back if you want to.
You can never plumb the depths here

(C) David Grieve 2005


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