Poem: “My God, my God, why have You forsaken”

My God, my God, why have You forsaken

Your life for mine?

Why are You so far from helping
Your own holiness
by taking on my sins?

You magnetized crowds
with Your love
and prayers and healing touch,
only to draw sin from us –
like a magnet cast in iron
nails that tear away
Your hands.

Why would You suffer such torment
except for Love like no one knows
but You?

My God! My God,
please accept our wholly

Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2016

Mary Harwell Sayler is a lifelong lover of Christ, the Bible, the Church, prayer, and poetry. Her published works include hundreds of poems and 27 books in all genres. She discusses poetry forms and techniques on the Poetry Editor & Poetry blog.