CHRIST IN CENTRAL PARK.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

SOME ONE SEEING CHRIST IN CENTRAL PARK AT NIGHT.

You saw Christ
The other night,
Sitting alone
In Central Park,
Clothed

In a cheap
Grey suit
And scuffed
Brown shoes,
And when you

Passed him by,
He had that pained
Look in his eyes,
Like one
Gazing into

The dark abyss,
Waiting for
The Judas kiss,
And when you paused
To speak,

No words would come,
Just a mumble
Like one struck dumb,
A gesture of hands,
A juggler without balls,

And yet
He seemed to know,
Had insight
Into your heart,
Soul and mind,

Like one
Who sees all things,
Both light and dark,
And guides
Along the blind.


Submitted: October 19, 2008

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Itsuwari

Well now, that was very interesting. Brilliantly done though, I love it.

Sun, October 19th, 2008 4:15pm

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Thank you for reading.

Tue, October 21st, 2008 9:49am

Tokemies

Just between me and you, I think He's been avoiding me...

I liked the poem. It had a clear, well constructed pattern. Though, your rhymes seem to be placed pretty randomly, which would be cool, if in fact, this poem didn't have such a well constructed structure. It kinda made me expect a similar kind of precision in other aspects.
I like the way you made a reference to Judas betraying Jesus, since it also happened in a park. Don't know if you planned it that way, but it somehow makes me think of Jesus being here and back there at the same time, if you know what I mean. Would somehow make sense since God is often regarded not bound by the limits of time.
Me, I'm not a Christian. Still, I rather like this poem.
Thank you for writing this and granting me a chance to analyse it.

Keep on writing!

Sun, October 19th, 2008 4:38pm

Author
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Thank you. I thought He had been avoiding me but I guess it was the other way around.

Tue, October 21st, 2008 9:49am

Graeme Montrose

Very insightful poem, i liked your idea of the park, so true that it us who often are so caught up in our ideas that we don't see Him there all the time, we are the ones avoiding the encounter

Thu, August 5th, 2010 7:48am

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Thank you, Graeme.

Thu, August 5th, 2010 4:15am

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