a stone's throw backwards

a stone's throw backwards

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

a stone's throw backwards



it's the Saturday in between
he's resting comfortably numb
palms a bit sore,
but there is a Sunday for that
feet let the light in as he sleeps

the rock-hard truth
is that when he rises
everything will be the same
there is no love
no redemption
the world is still black and white
Thomas is still a doubter

and the Father is looking down
sadly shaking his expression
asking what they have done

to his song,
because none of the hymns
were written with this outcome

in heart.


erin-cilberto
4/3/2021

© 2021 jacob erin-cilberto


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Casting the first stone came to mind here and once that is done it is so easy for others to follow. We live in a world where too many pass judgement and there are too many stone throwers. Stones hurt. That's where my mind wandered J.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

Yes that kind of stone does hurt...hurts the heart.
thank you for your understanding words, C.. read more
Reminds me of the Song... “I come to the Garden alone... while the Dew is still on the Roses... and He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own”. It is soothing and we could all be an Instrument of God’s Peace. Amen... tenderly, Pat

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jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you as always for your words of wisdom, dear Pat.
j.
Sometimes I read a poem and no words to comment, only a nod of the head. This is one of them. Nicely done. Thank you for sharing.
Amber

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for the nod, Amber.
appreciate your kindness.
j.
'None of the hymns were written with this outcome.' Yes, it does seem that way doesn't it; but given how perfectly everything else seems to work, it does occasionally make one wonder if how we are is how we were designed to be.

This is a gentle indictment, but all the more powerful because of that gentleness.

Beccy.

Posted 1 Week Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, Beccy,
j.
Beccy

1 Week Ago

Always a pleasure jacob.
I can imagine all the spreews god has when looking down at the human race.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you, Cowboy,
j.
Powerful, I will always believe in the power of the resurrection, but I think I get where you are coming from here.
Great write.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Week Ago

thank you for your kind words, light.
j.
You all that sure about where their hearts were? In my experience there is ALWAYS someone available to throw the first stone, and the second, and the third ...and on and on. Too many can't be bothered by something like critical thought or reason when faced with shouting voices and the blanket of "authority" covering actions. Silence and head shaking is easier. Opinions and perceptions rule and our norm is getting along with as few personal waves and appearances as possible.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Weeks Ago

amazing insight, Chris...yes, they all wait for that first one to be thrown, then join in...the herd.. read more
Chris

2 Weeks Ago

Good words and a great thought though J. Happy almost Easter.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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