To day is Good Friday and I find myself thinking...

Via Dolorosa

As I carry my cross
Through my own Via Dolorosa in Life
I am reminded of him,
And I think,
Will I be able to forgive, the way he did?
And say, 'May God forgive them,
For they know not what they do!'

I don't think so...

But, then I think of him,
And keep on climbing...

And when I save a life-
As is my wont-
(being a part of my job)
I dare not think,
'Here is my Lazarus rising...'
Or, fancy myself
as a Messiah of sorts...

But, then I think of him,
And am greatly humbled...

And I keep carrying on...

And when see the dogwood bloom,
shaped like an ivory Maltese cross,
each point dented and tinged with red
an emblem of Christ's crucifixion wounds

I think of him,
And in my heart sets a gloom...

Author: Zoya Zaidi
Aligarh (UP), India
Copyright : Zoya Zaidi

Image: Pieta by Michelangelo Buonarroti

Poetry by Zoya Zaidi
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Written on 2007-04-06 at 18:43

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This is a wonderful poem Zoya, and a fitting subject for the season. It is good to know that some people still remember Good Friday and its meaning. Very well done again, love, Normalil.

Karen Canning
the image you added to this poem makes it so powerful, I do not think any of us can even image the crucificition, the pain, the suffering, you wrote this so well


kip real an expression of humility
whilst sometimes we woul kid ourselves
that its simply what we do that makes all the difference,
how mistaken, for such a piece as this reminds
our mortal selves that there's more to life than us...

...thank you Zoya, a lovely work of art...

betsy Firefly
Thankyou for remembering!

Touching poem...

Divinely expressed through the flow of immaculate in service
art though to all you bestow the hope to climb another day
in their live, as you climb through yours and with them...

Kathy Lockhart
Zoya, this is beautiful! This goes in my Favorites. I am covered in chills because this has moved me so. Tears pool in my eyes for I am truly blessed by your words. Thank you dearest sweet one with a heart of love. xoxo

thank you dear Zoya for reminding us all of His journey of pain...i felt chills all over my skin reading this...again, thank you!!!
Lilly xxx

Pamela A Lamppa
Zoya, you have penned profound dear poetess. A beautiful spiritual piece that set the human emotion to humble. Beautiful writing and filled with what moves your spirit. Well done. ~Pamela