‘Jesus is Lord’
“JESUS IS LORD !”-
Jesus is, – well,
you know what I mean, but then,
so what? -
great for him if he’s into
that sort of glory stuff,-
inflation, self-inflation maybe
is what I would call it.
‘But, now, let’s get on to something real’
embarrassed that he ever brought it up.
“JESUS IS LORD !” –
he heard the
animated, filled with someone’s soul.
“JESUS IS LORD !”- and with no fear,
no hesitant pause,
like to the Shepherds’ in the dark
of their nights,
a Light, a Song,
‘Today -for you–in Bethlehem
a Saviour, Christ, the LORD.’
‘LORD of what?’ said he-
-of hearts and bowels
the City parks
computing hands and heads,
the land, the air we breathe,
fish-kills from effluent,
The Dancers dance their joy in God our Saviour,
Poets praise, and Singers soar to
depths unheard before-
Jesus has DIED,
the Christ, the Son of the Most High God
the Holy One carries all of Sin
in its Divine Ugliness
upon his torn back.
The Son became the Sin,- in us, for us,
and He is Risen! Here
this moment, in this place.
(from www.emptifulvessels.com poems by Seamus Devitt C.Ss.R.)