Identity

A Poem By Mairead // 6/12/2010

Are you the scribe who listened?
Are you My cousin, John?
Are you the following Peter?
Are you the weaver of the crown?

Are you the reconciled sinner?
Are you Joseph with faithful heart?
Are you Simon of Sirene?
Are you the weeping woman on my route?

Are you Judas the betrayer?
Are you the Girl with her yes?
Are you the persecutor?
Are you the woman at the well?

Are you the grateful leper?
Are you Zacceus in the tree?
Are you the doubting Thomas?
Are you the jealous pharisee?

Are you the weak Apostle?
Are you the stoner who knew no shame?
Are you the saint of 2010?
Are you the boy with no name?

Are you the one who wanted my throne?
Are you the centurion, who pierced my side?
Are you the brutal scourger who tore?
Are you Pontius Pilate?

Are you the repentant thief?
Are you the one who fled?
Are you the one who bore the pain?
Are you the one who turned his head?

Are you the reliable John?
Are you the sleeping friend?
Are you the believing blind man?
Are you the start or the end?

Are you true to me?
Are you afraid?
When asked to bear witness,
will you betray?

When amen is needed.
When you stand alone.
Will you be my child?
or will you be my thorn?

Comments

Oh my gosh, this was

Oh my gosh, this was beautiful. I wasn't sure how it was going to end, but it finished so nicely! Sort of like: Searching, searching- FOUND. But still with a question mark, which I liked, because it leaves room for thought.

Well done, Mairead, well done.

Sar | Thu, 06/24/2010

yeah.....

...that's kind of how it was meant. :) I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. I love things that leave you to ponder....

Mairead | Thu, 06/24/2010

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"Sweet is the love that never knew a wound, but deeper that which died and rose again." - Mother Mary Francis

This was incredible...I

This was incredible...I absolutely loved it! Just beautiful. I never thought about it, but this poem made me realize that everyone can relate to at least one of those people in some way. Wonderful job!

KatieSara | Sat, 07/17/2010

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

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