John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

The Pilgrim's Complaint - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison

Walking this bitter path with You,
I wonder why it has to be like this,
Your death in torment in the name of Love
Betrayed in the garden by a traitor's kiss.

There's so much pain in the sweetest song
And so much sorrow in a tale of bliss,
So much guilt to atone for wrong;
Tell me, O Lord, why does it always have to be like this?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, November 17, 2006

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