Jordan Legaspi

Rookie (24 July 1978 / Davao City, Philippines)

@ Carrying The Cross (Lrs) - Poem by Jordan Legaspi

Carrying the cross

Simon of Cyrene was to enter Jerusalem
-to visit a family and some of his close keen
-to do his trade and beading
-too see ones more the city of David
-to offer a sacrifice like a pious Jew
Jesus of Nazareth was to leave the holy city
-not because He had visited His family and folk,
but He was rejected and despised by them
-not because He had finished His business,
but it is yet to start
-not because He had seen the power and the wealth of Jerusalem,
but because He had to unveil her corruption and exploitation
-not because He had burned His offering,
but to make the final sacrifice
Simon of Cyrene had to meet Jesus of Nazareth
-not at the moment of His feasting, but on His mourning
-not at the moment of His preaching, but on His silence
-not at the moment of His healing, but on His dying
-not at the moment of His miracle, but on His agony
-not at the moment of His glory, but on His way to his death
Jesus of Nazareth was to pay the heavy prize of love
Simon of Cyrene was to receive the burden of the law
The cross it was called- the meeting of two different worlds’
of Jesus of Nazareth, and
of Simon of Cyrene.

Lenten Reflection Series

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Poem Edited: Sunday, August 18, 2013

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