Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 30, 2018

Gethsemane~by Paul Lenzi





“Agony in the Garden” by El Greco

in a sorrow of olives

did agony speak

quiet lesson in prayer

a foreboding of

imminent suffering

let this cup pass

will and weakness

conjoined and inhered

in a most human hour

while nearby exhaustion

from grief and from fear

laid three hearts down

in sleep of despair

loath to witness

a strengthening angel

assist in their Teacher’s

divine transformation

resolved to submission

embracing with passion

all pain of mortality

trusting that love

has a purpose

a purpose so great

it required dark

midnight betrayal

to reach its fulfilment


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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