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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
I am a white African. Contradiction in terms? I think not. Sometimes my blog will be serious; sometimes sad; sometimes irreverent; sometimes witty; always my truth simply written.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Truth that shames

I see it now
a cross
silhouetted on a hill

I wonder
if I had been there
would my love

have spoken out
tried to defend
rebuked the crowds

would I
have cowered
invisible in shadows

as they crucified
the one whose example
taught me how to love

how to speak out
how to defend
how to rebuke

weight of Truth
drags on my chin
bows my head

till all I see
is blood in the dust

© Marion Friedenthal


  1. That's honest and brave and beautiful Marion. I have wondered the same.

  2. Hi Mary and Cosmo... thanks for reading and your kind comments. My husband challenged me to write a poem at Easter and this was the result.

  3. Great write Marion. Truth is heavy indeed.....

  4. Hi KublaKant... thanks for stopping by to read... happy you enjoyed it... appreciate that you took time to comment.

  5. You haven't posted in a bit. I miss reading your lines! :(