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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