Friday, March 21, 2008

Friday 55s-Good Friday

The Thief

Merciless sun blisters my skin as the crowd's unrelenting curses assault my ears.
The weight of my own guilt, the pain of dislocated joints and bound limbs bear down so heavily I can barely breathe.
I dangle between present agony and hopeless eternity until He tells me,
"Today you will be in Paradise with Me."



The Guard

I'm glad to follow my orders well.
It's like taking out the trash to rid the earth of the scum we execute here.
Today is different.
One never begged for mercy, never fought us.
He spoke mercy on us all.
For the first time I feel guilt.
I fall to my knees, confess His deity.



The Mother

We had to travel when my time was so near.
When the king was killing the little boys we had to flee for our lives.
I was panicked when we lost him in the city.
But nothing has pierced my heart like watching the spikes enter his flesh and that sword go into his side.



Wishing a happy Easter to those who celebrate it in one form or another. Hoping the Equinox takes effect and life warms up a little bit for those tired of snow and cold.

33 comments:

Phain said...

best "55" ever Lime...

Happy Easter to you and your family as well :)

San said...

Beautiful Good Friday reflections, Lime.

Thank you. I will be observing the day in a sweat lodge with my daughter and your words have already enlarged my experience.

furiousBall said...

Wow, The Thief got me. Very cool lady!

lecram said...

These are beautiful, Lime. :) Happy Easter to you and yours.

Suldog said...

Happy Easter, Lime! May His blessings be upon you and yours!

VE said...

Very nice. Happy Easter...

mssolitaire said...

These are really powerful! Happy Easter to you and it's good to see you again! I've missed ya!

Psst: I'm back! :)

S said...

OK I am so warped I thought the first one was about someone at a rock concert....well, only at first!

Happy Easter Lime

Akelamalu said...

You told the whole story - first class 55s!

Casdok said...

Brilliently written!
Happy Easter!

SignGurl said...

You amaze me every single day!

Happy Easter, Michelle!

Blither said...

Truly is your best 55! Wonderful.

Cheers!

Kathryn said...

This makes me cry. Just gorgeous.
Happy Easter!

Keyser Soze said...

Yep, that is a winnar! HF55 baby!

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Meanwhile my troll will just not stop! I keep deleting and he keeps swinging. Should I report his IP to his ISP or what?

Jeni said...

What a beautiful translation of emotions of those involved in a bleak and yet beautiful day for the spiritual journey of many people world-wide. Impressive, very, very impressive.

DianeCA said...

Strong emotions, great images, the mother of course got to me most...

Here is wishing you a good Easter holiday however you celebrate it!

RennyBA said...

Happy Easter to you too! To me as a Norwegian Viking, Equinox is the most important thing you know :lol:

G-Man said...

Lime....

Brilliant!!!!

I'm absolutely in Awe!!

Have a Marvelous Easter...

Your very lucky Friend...Galen

xoxox

Jocelyn said...

Holy Agnosticism, but my head was not in the place of Easter when I started reading...I thought of "The Thief"...huh? Then I clicked in.

And I leave your blog very much in a place of Easter.

Moosekahl said...

Very touching...I always like to think about the "other" perspectives of those who walked through Holy Week. Thanks for the reminder.

Cosima said...

Happy Easter, Lime, to you and your family.

Charles said...

Gorgeous 55s, Lime.

Its amazing that even after two hundred centuries, we must each learn the lessons shown to us back then instead of knowing them in our everyday dealings with society. You show your lessons, a lot.

Have a Happy Easter.

Charles said...

Uh, bad math. 20 centuries.

barman said...

One quick swing through before leaving out for the weekend.

Simply wonderful Lime.

Wishing you and you family the best for Easter.

Breazy said...

Sorry I am a day late getting over here but things have been crazy busy here.

I love your 55's! I especially like the last line of the first 55.

Happy Easter!

S said...

Hey Lime, Gary and I just watched ONCE.
I ordered it on netflix after you reviewed it.
So sweet.
Especially that he gets her the piano, and that she stays with her husband because it is for the best, yet, her life was enriched by the guitar player....
Anyway....
SIGHHHHHH

Seamus said...

Very poignant Michelle!

Hypersonic said...

Nice 55s. HAppy "belated" easter and I will be back on track soon. I'm working on something.

citizen of the world said...

Nicely done. Happy Easter/equinox to you.

airplanejayne said...

Happy Easter to you. May the coming season bring you joy -- and thank you for all the joy you have shared in the season(s) passed.

Mona said...

Those are the most brilliant ever 55ves!

You are awesome!

Happy Easter to Lime & family!

BBC said...

I pretty much don't do Easter, St. Patrick's day is more fun for me, but I ignore the religious link and just color my hair green and drink.

Flash said...

Sweet little easter present for us!

Awesome 55!