James Hart

(21.06.53 / Grappenhall, Cheshire)

Good Friday


This is a prayer which is also a poem
A short poem which is also a prayer, one of my ‘psalms’
A simple meditation on war and suffering
A way of saying sorry and a way of saying thank you
A way of saying please, please God help us to please you
O Father, hear us

We remember today so as not to forget
We remember today so as not to repeat
But we do forget and we have to repeat
And in repeating we have to repent
Is there any way out of this cycle dear Lord?
O Father forgive us

We forget the pain, the suffering and death
The death of the young, the death of the innocent
Death in Iraq, death in Great Britain
Death in Baghdad, death London
Is there any way out of this dear Lord?
O Father forgive us

But we care for the victims
We wear our poppies with pride
13 million eligible for support from the British Legion
With its 300,000 calls for help every year
They are cared for and housed by us
Thank you God

But no rights can cancel out our wrongs
Only your forgiveness, dear God
Pour into our hearts the grace of mount Calvary
Pour into our hearts the love of the cruel cross
And help us forever to walk in your ways,
Dear God, we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen.


©2009
James Hart

Submitted: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Good Friday by James Hart )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. पापा, sushant jha
  2. The Merely Imagined Author Writing The L.., mary douglas
  3. Will you come to me tonight?, Erato
  4. पापा, sushant jha
  5. पापा, sushant jha
  6. Resurgence, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  7. Returning from the Broken Mirror Myth, Gabriel Sumon
  8. Tour Of Life, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. ZZ Animals Flunk These 2014 Candidates, Saiom Shriver
  10. my pool days, lee fones

Poem of the Day

poet John Clare

I love to see the old heath's withered brake
Mingle its crimpled leaves with furze and ling,
While the old heron from the lonely lake
Starts slow and flaps its melancholy wing,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Grace Paley

 

Trending Poems

  1. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  2. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  3. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  6. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  9. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]