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MURRAY COUNTY POETRY

Poems by Murray Poets and Poems About Murray County
PALM SUNDAY
by
John Homer Luffman
1910-1987


HE COULDN'T HELP BUT KNOW THE PALM-SPREAD TRAIL
WOULD SHORTLY LEAD HIM TO THE CROSS,
BUT STILL WITH LOVE SO DEEP THAT FEAR COULD NOT PREVAIL,
NOT LOOKING BACK HE FACED GOLGOTHA'S HILL.
THE LOWLY KING, SO HONORED ON THIS DAY,
MOST SURELY KNEW THAT SOON THE HERO'S ROLE
WOULD VANISH; MEN WOULD TAKE HIS LIFE AWAY;
GETHSEMANE AHEAD WOULD VEX HIS SOUL.
HE KNEW THE CROWN OF THORNS, THE NAILS, THE SPEAR
WERE HIS TO SUFFER AND THAT FRIENDS WOULD FLEE,
AND ALL OF THIS WAS HIS ALONE TO BEAR
THAT THOSE IN BONDAGE MIGHT AT LAST BE FREE.
HOW THANKFUL WE SHOULD BE HE SAW IT THROUGH,
HOW THANKFUL FOR A FATHER'S MATCHLESS LOVE,
HIS SINLESS SON SHOULD DIE FOR ME, FOR YOU
THAT WE MIGHT ONE DAY LIVE WITH HIM ABOVE!


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