poetry: eloi

So here is my first draft at poem number three. It is loosely based on my meditation on Psalm 22. Hope that it is a blessing.

Eloi Eloi

Breathing feels so labored

Trapped in sludge

Drudge and toil

Is there not another way

Longing to be free

Hoping for things in this life

Oh please hear today

Eloi Eloi

Are your ears stone?

Why is your voice silent?

And your arm you seemed to recoil

Yet you have heard

Those who trusted remained

Through the sea deliverance was made

Oh please give the heart of the learned

Eloi Eloi

Anguish and ambush surround

Joy has given away to despair

Hope simmers but won’t boil

One of sorrows bore this grief

Hope finds its strength

Despair is replaced with joy

In him you brought relief

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