It's That Kind Of Day...

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Too many thoughts swirling around, too much broken sleep which nothing seems to cure. It's that kind of day and I guess it's also that time of the year.

Today being what it is, I made a cup of coffee and fired up my laptop to watch the movie Risen, all the while asking myself what I would've done in His place.

I have no answers. Perhaps asking the questions is all I can do. Who knows...

I wrote the poems below one month and two days ago, trying to imagine what it was like to have been there, and today I give them to you, my fellow readers and writers. They have no names because I give them none, only the date on which they were written. I hope you'll like them and forgive the poetic licence...





Bent knees,

A twisted soul,

Eyes staring straight above...

Heavens open for the flow

Of darkness toward the ground.



Nicodemus was a slave,

A life spent in servant's attire,

But little did he know

That he would help lay a king to sleep

So He could rise and rule the world entire.



EXPAT Added Apr 16, 2017 - 5:08am
I do not look to the sky above
My savior shares the essence
I close my eyes so I may see
a raindrop in a mighty waterfall
Each a miracle as unique as snow
our fragile existence but a moment
We come, we go and all share est
But leave this earth with nothing
We strive as Hakam say we must
We fail as Cassandra said we would
We go on and on and wonder why
Is there an end to the eternal struggle
Mircea Negres Added Apr 16, 2017 - 6:40am
Good one, EXPAT. Did you write it?
Billy Roper Added Apr 16, 2017 - 11:32am
'Risen' is good; here in a little bit my family will sit down to watch 'The Passion Of The Christ'. Here's a piece I wrote this morning:
Mircea Negres Added Apr 16, 2017 - 1:07pm
Billy, oddly enough I watched The Passion Of The Christ right after Risen. Yeah, it's been that kind of day...
EXPAT Added Apr 16, 2017 - 4:03pm
You inspired it with your post.
Ric Wells Added Apr 17, 2017 - 2:20pm
Mircea thank you. From the heart my friend. Yesterday I watched The Last Temptation of Christ. My brother watchedthe 7 hr. Jesus of Nazareth full movie. Yes it was that kind of day.
Mircea Negres Added Apr 18, 2017 - 2:26am
Apologies for the tardy reply.
EXPAT: It's nice to hear my words lead to deeds once in a while... That was a good poem.
Tom: My day was quiet, first watched Risen and Passion Of The Christ, then later a few episodes of Supernatural to balance things out in terms of modernity. The only thing better than a fight between Good and Evil is Good winning for once..
Ric: It was my pleasure. The Last Temptation of Christ- that's the one with Willem Dafoe and Harvey Keitel, isn't it? Good movie. Very controversial in its day (probably still is), but I enjoyed it and looked in vain for the book by Nikos Kazantzakis it is based on.
Mark Hunter Added Apr 20, 2017 - 4:01am
Supernatural is a great show to watch for a stirring battle of good vs. evil!
Stone-Eater Added Apr 20, 2017 - 3:54pm
Since I'm a) antireligious and b) currently in Muslim lands I had no urge to do something special on that Easter day. Call it already Westerday - I'm happy with it.
Good poems though.
Mircea Negres Added Apr 20, 2017 - 4:06pm
Stone-Eater, you know me, each to his own and no judgement or trying to threaten with brimstone and hellfire- you're cool in my book just the way you are. Glad you liked the poems.

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