What is “good” about it?

On “Good” Friday

we commemorate the

darkest day

and stumble through the

valley of the shadow of death

on wobbly legs

fasting for crumbs of justice. 

Or maybe we walk blithely the path

forgetting that even Jesus felt 


Why tune our hearts to

the painful key

when our mouths already

hold the bitter taste of 

fear and disillusionment?

Were you there when 

they crucified my Lord?

If we dared

to walk in Jesus’ sandals 

for an hour or two

we would feel 


gut-gripping fear 

and devastating loss

torture and


Maybe at least

we could notice that someone 

in our world is experiencing 

all that 


©Laurie Lynn Newman 


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