Apr 22, 2011

Holy Thursday

I am sitting at the table
Waiting for dinner to be served
It’s a big traditional spread
Someone brings out bread
It looks good but I’m told to wait for the blessing

It’s been a great week.
The crowds were big and steady
Why can’t we eat, already?

We’re all here but we’re waiting for Him
And no one seems to know the hour He’s coming

Wine is poured; but again, I’m told to wait for the blessing

Then He comes in; He says a prayer and finally we eat
(Someone says something about feet.)

Everyone is talking and having a good time
Until He says, Tonight, I will be betrayed by one of you.”

And suddenly, I am certain that he is talking about me.

-Tarzana Joe Easter 2011

1 comment:

philosoph said...

Tho I came here today from Hewitt
Seeking the poem Unarmed
I also loved Holy Thursday
And thought, Wow, this guy is good.

I have heard you on the show many times
And usually appreciated
But only today did I discover
Your poems' depth and soul in waiting.