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April 10, 1998

 

Facing the Cross

 

my predecessor once

could not travel east for fear of death

before his dying God

 

I find now

I cannot live if I do else

than face the cross and cry

 

Lord!

Be merciful to me!

A sinner.

 


 

After John Donnes “Good Friday. 1613, Riding Westward.”

 


Facing the Cross
A poem by Peter Rhebergen

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