Poem: “Climbing Home”

Climbing Home

The trail I seldom trod,
Keeps coming back to me.
Though turning right or turning left,
Its entrance still I see.

I tried to take it once,
In holy chivalry,
Until my Guide was out of sight,
Then felt I had to flee.

They say it leads to home,
That path of misery,
And though I hear my Father’s voice,
I’m short on bravery.

The trail I seldom trod,
Keeps calling out to me,
And soon I must embark upon
That trail up Calvary.

 Fr. Thomas Flynn, LC

Fr. Thomas Flynn, LC has worked in forming seminarians for over 5 years. He is author of Priests on Call, and has a licentiate degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorumin Rome where he is currently studying for his licentiate degree in theology.  He can be reached at tflynn@legionaries.org.