Poem: “In His Place V”

In His Place V

Do I err to reminisce,
That promise you once gave,
While in distant times of joy and bliss,
You declared to all with boastful pride
Your intention to suffer by my side?

O, Thomas, your pledge so brave,
Uttered in hasty ignorance,
Does me little while I approach my grave.
And how it hurts that no apostle of mine
Could be found to help in all of Palestine.

Instead I surrendered to chance
And a foreign man’s charity.
For Simon appeared like providence,
Though not the Simon I thought it would be
He too, was far away from 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.