Poem: “In His Place III”

In His Place III

Along the path up Calvary
I looked for you but couldn’t see
You in the crowd that followed me
Up the road to Calvary.

I stopped my step and looked around
At all the faces, but never found
You by my side while I was bound
To my cross and thorny crown.

For all I saw was mire and hate
As onlookers judged my wretched state,
And you in your absence changed my fate
Permitting my fall near Praetorian’s gate.

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.