Poem: “In His Place VII”

In His Place VII

The weight, the whips, the jagged rocks,
I cannot bear it all.
The cross, the shouts, the shooting pain;
I stagger, stumble, and fall.

Look at me, a man like you
In all things but sin.
Left alone and mocked by all,
Forgotten and Forsaken.

The sin, the hate, the treachery,
It all piles up.
And as you ponder answer me,
Can you really drink this cup?

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.