Broken-down Poetry: Screaming alongside us


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Monday, February 28, 2011

Screaming alongside us

Eli, Eli

My God, my God,
why do I forsake you

while I hang on the cross
of my screw-you, my hell-no,

my let's-just-get-this-over-with,
my it-couldn’t-get-worse-than-this,

my lies, my leanings and inclinations
toward the better-for-me-worse-for-you?

You’re the only one who gets it.
You scream alongside me—

but I can’t hear you.


"Isn't it wonderful? It makes all the difference to know there's someone else screaming alongside you -- and that's the point of the incarnation. I can see that so clearly now. God came into the world and screamed alongside us." -- Drops Like Stars, p. 68

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