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Jordan Legaspi

Rookie (24 July 1978 / Davao City, Philippines)

@ From Jerusalem to Emmaus

From Jerusalem to Emmaus

The empty tomb
space of confusion
darkness inside our mother’s womb
the conflict between relations;
The empty net
A sense of fear loosing a face
Life’s shadow hover our chest
a fatal blow of a broken race;
The empty heart
cannot be filled with faith
head full of law thwart
the truth broken in line,
Breaking together between
faith and believing-
The community spirit, was and is

Composed in Kasama, Zambia on 2007
The poem is a reflection on the Biblical account of the two disciples leaving Jerusalem going to Emmaus after the crucifixion and death of Jesus. The “From Jerusalem to Emmaus” depicts the imagery of Jerusalem as the holy city and the walking away from it as unfaith/ discouragement after the fall/death of the leader (Jesus) these disciples trusted and followed (read the whole account in Luke 24: 13-27) .

Submitted: Thursday, June 05, 2008
Edited: Sunday, December 01, 2013

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