Poem: “Secret Prison”

Secret Prison

They’ll try to change the planet
Into a secret prison
Where God can never find us
But prisoners may summon

The prisoners can sing
In that secret prison
Though it be the cell
Of the ruins of oblation

No crypt of death can hold
God’s beloved Son,
Nor keep Him in the cell
Of Caesar’s secret prison

The room of the apostles
After Resurrection –
Christ came through the wall
To find that secret prison

June 10, 2011

Pavel Chichikov is a Washington DC-based poet and photographer. He has written for both the secular and the Catholic press on issues as diverse as Russian nuclear weapons systems, Olympic athletes, and miracles. His books include From Here to Babylon: Poems by Pavel Chichikov,  Lion Sun: Poems by Pavel Chichikov, Mysteries and Stations in the Manner of Ignatius, and Animal Kingdom. Pavel may be heard reading his works on catholicradiointernational.com and on pavelreads.com. His poetry regularly appears on "The Poetry of Pavel Chichikov."