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Questions to Our Lady of Sorrows (Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows)

September 15, 2014 by  
Filed under Donna Sue Berry, Memorial, Poetry



Questions to Our Lady of Sorrows

While you stood there in the chaos,
Could you see past all the pain,
Past the sword that ripped your own soul
To your son's triumphant reign?

Did the sands there of Golgotha
Scratch lines onto your face,
Mixing with the blood of Jesus,
Dearest lady full of grace?

While you stood beneath his shadow
As he hung there on the cross,
Could you feel your own wounds bleeding
When you stood upon the rocks?

As the turmoil clutched your sad soul,
Did your heart completely break?
Could you hear the soldier cursing
While his hammer hit the stake?

The “Prophecy of Simeon”,
Had it at last come true
Where the thoughts of oh so many
Would lay bare because of you?

Just when the earth was quaking
Did reality set in,
That Jesus died to save our souls
Because of all our sins?

As I ask you all these questions,
I am leading up to one,
Can you forgive me Blessed Mother
For the dying of your son?


Donna Sue Berry
August 9th, 2011
used with permission

Art: Detail from Crucifixion, Evgraf Semenovich Sorokin, 1873, PD-US copyright expired, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Donna Sue Berry

Donna Sue Berry is a passionate writer and poet, wife, mother of two, and grandmother of nine, from the American Heartland of central Oklahoma. She and her husband Joel share their time between Oklahoma and Montana. Her early writing began with romantic poetry during junior high school years; but, not until returning to school at age 48 did her poetry deepen to truly express her great love for her Catholic faith. Proud of her rich Oklahoma heritage and ancestors who made the 1889 Oklahoma Land Run, her current book project is "Catholic Poems from the Heart of a Red Dirt Oklahoma Girl." Her website is https://catholicpoemsfromtheheartofareddirtoklahomagirl.com.

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