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The Web Poetry Corner - Joris John Heise - I Was a Turtle (Easter, 2007)

I Was a Turtle (Easter, 2007)

by

Joris John Heise

I was a turtle
Now emerging Easter early,
Who crawled joltingly, jerkily
Towards being butterfly
With beautiful wings;

Depends on how deep
It is I discover my turtleness
Find growth in the Good Spirit,
Awakening to change suffered,
And my ever-becoming--

My embracing freedom
Of people to put me down
Into a rough-hewn box of stone;
They laughed my love away
While I prayed Our Father.

Even more than Magdalene
I have loved the Lucullus
And the Judas and
The other brother pain-creators
Who knew not what they did.

My Father forgives
And He doing that, I do.
The world revolves once
I pass the world
With our cross.

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