Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Living Water: Cleansing the Disciples by Sue


Living Water: Cleansing the Disciples
©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson

Leather sandals, dusty feet,
soles worn out in service.
Lessons taught, lessons learned;
stilled souls waiting, nervous.
Passover dawns bittersweet;
bodies tense against the day.
Disciples listen. Master’s words
pass over them and slip away.
Confusion, fear; can it be true?
A Sword of Might should be their Lord.
He kneels, a servant at their feet.
“Nay, bathe us not,” their tongues implore.
He answers: if ye would have part
with me, then yield to mine own hand.
This Living Water washes soles of feet
and cleanses souls of man.
Alas, they did not understand.

A lifetime later, at the cross,
their broken hearts knew well the cost.
He rose again and made them whole:
mind and body, sole and soul.

Sue is someone I have really come to admire and would love to meet some day!
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  1. lovely poem, complete and powerful...

  2. Thanks for sharing my poem, Jocelyn.


  3. I follow Sue too. She is an awesome writer.
    I love her poems and this one is lovely.
    Thanks, Sue blessings to you! LeAnn

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I love visitors! Your blog is amazing and very encouraging! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

  5. That is beautiful! But I expect nothing less from Sue.

  6. Sue is a wonder! What a great image and feeling her poem and poetry communicates.

  7. Sue you words are truly touching! "He rose again and made them whole: mind and body, sole and soul." So powerful!

  8. You are truly amazing! I was moved when I first read this and I have been moved once again! I think I'll read this to my family tonight at dinner.

  9. Stirring and Beautiful! Sue never ceases to amaze me!

  10. So beautiful...I always love Sue's words...

  11. I love all of your Easter poems, Sue,and this one does not disappoint.