For My Father 2


PALM SUNDAY

The tale of the two thieves
Rings in my ears;
Comes just this side of
Making me cry
Right here in church.
In front of all these
People.

Why does the thief
To whom Christ
Promises heaven
Always remind me of you?

O Father, my Father,
What kind of
Heaven
Waits for me
If I must share it with you?

I long to love you,
But oh! How I hate you!
And,
If Christ grants
Eternal life
To the likes of you,
Then I'd rather
Go screaming
To hell.

C. P. Warner
11 October 1990



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