In Calvary

In Calvary

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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For those of faith; a small message of hope in trying times. Inspired by works like "Footsteps" and other religious writings.

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In Calvary

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 


I have walked a countless steps 
And lived in immeasurable lives

Turned fishermen to saints 
Called angels down from skies

The burdens which you carried
I shouldered within my arms

When you felt that faith had left
I sheltered you from harm

Though never could you see me
I was never far from view

Gave hope to rest your weary head
In tears I wept for you

But still in troubled heart you spurned
For proof to know I'm there 

This cross I carried was for you
The pain to show I care

So never doubt or feel alone
cast gaze towards east and see

Upon the golden hill of mount
We'll meet... in Calvary 

© 2022 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
As a writer I don't always control what inspiration gives me to write. This piece was written within minutes of the idea percolating in my head. I could feel the influence of other faith based writings such as the renowned work called Footsteps. As an agnostic I respect and admire the values of faith, though I'm not a firm believer of organized religion and institutions itself. But without question in our times of need we yearn for something greater than ourselves to recognize our pain and suffering. I feel this speaks to that particular aspiration. Thank you and feel free to comment, troll, or say hi. All are appreciated. CLE

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Dear Carlos,

We all believe in something, we can't live without it. inspired by other religious writing or not, from the first two verses, I knew You were writing about your own self before anyone else, the human being~ You, and the spiritual being~ You. how You are an empathetic person, holding kindness and care in your heart. this write touches our hearts without any effort. each will read it to their own way. Bless You my friend, with Bright Blessing and Pure Faith ❤️

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lightsong

6 Days Ago

Dear Carlos, few things I would like to ponit out from your words here,

When You fee.. read more
lightsong

6 Days Ago

Oh! and You are welcome :>
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

5 Days Ago

Thank you so much again for these supportive words. This community of writers have given me more th.. read more


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Very good Carlos. In times like these I think of the UK Metaphysical Poet John Donne's Words - 'Do not ask for whom the Bell tolls. It tolls for thee.'

Posted 5 Hours Ago


feel happy to read this poem :)

Posted 2 Days Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Day Ago

Thank you Ashi for taking the time to read and comment on this piece. I really do appreciate it.
Dear Carlos,

We all believe in something, we can't live without it. inspired by other religious writing or not, from the first two verses, I knew You were writing about your own self before anyone else, the human being~ You, and the spiritual being~ You. how You are an empathetic person, holding kindness and care in your heart. this write touches our hearts without any effort. each will read it to their own way. Bless You my friend, with Bright Blessing and Pure Faith ❤️

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

lightsong

6 Days Ago

Dear Carlos, few things I would like to ponit out from your words here,

When You fee.. read more
lightsong

6 Days Ago

Oh! and You are welcome :>
Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

5 Days Ago

Thank you so much again for these supportive words. This community of writers have given me more th.. read more
Carlos, I read this earlier today, then came beak to read it again just now because it stayed in my head. I am not a religious person, though I was raised as such. Still, your poem leaves me feeling valued and hopeful — things we sorely need these days. Even if it is not a deity saying these words, just the understanding that someone or some greater power could feel this way about us flawed humans is comforting. Perhaps the true miracle is that we can imagine a loving god who would do this for us.

Posted 6 Days Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

6 Days Ago

Thank you Richard for taking the time to read and comment on this poem. I really appreciate it. I .. read more
Richard Knox

5 Days Ago

Well said! Thank you.
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Gee
Brings to mind a poem called "Footprints"
Like you I am faithless believing religion to be a crutch used by folk when times get a bit sticky, many will shoot me down for this view!
You write well n the subject of faith easily slipping into a believers shoes.
Good piece Carlos
Hopevyoubarecwell

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Gee for sharing your honest thoughts on this piece. I admire and respect your honest view.. read more
A beautifully penned piece here
Carlos .inspirational; reads like
a hymn bring sung; spiritually
uplifting..nice work



Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Fran I really appreciate your comment on this piece. This was a very personal write for m.. read more
  Fran Marie

1 Week Ago

you're so welcome dear friend
Great, just great...am not in to much favor of religious institutions either, Carlos but I do love the Lord...your poem is poignant and moved me almost to tears..not everyone likes to mention religion in written contents, whatever they may be but you did and you have given me courage to do the same...thank you...barbie

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Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for this wonderful and encouraging comment Barbie. I truly appreciate it. Art com.. read more
In my mind, this is an inspired poem, where you conceive that it came from and where I believe it came from might be different --- but might just be the same. No matter which, it is wonderful.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much for your thoughts on this poem and expressing the hope from which we both agree in.. read more
JE Falcon

1 Week Ago

I believe that some things are meant to be written and are cast to the winds of chance. The one who .. read more
Like a Bridge over troubled water, one we will cross together...just take my hand.

This analogy works so well...

and if we meet on Calvary...then we will both know the other exists.
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you J for commenting on this poem. I believe you hit the message right on the head. As a yout.. read more
When I read this I immediately thought of the question many people may have which was whether God was real? While God may not be visible to the eye, and as I read your poem, God is visible in other ways such as through protecting us from harm.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

1 Week Ago

Thank you Aura for commenting on this poem. I can't claim to ever know the truth when it comes to ho.. read more

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Added on May 13, 2022
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