Agony in the Garden, Lenten Reflection

There was an assignment at the retreat today to take a part of the Rosary and see how it is present in your life.
I, obviously, wrote a poem.

Agony in the Garden

The tribulations I face
Are but a whisper
Of what Jesus faced

Illness contemplated
As bearing a cross
For all who cannot bear it

Raising my voice
In anger with Him
Does not cause resentment
But brings us closer

He tolerates my defects
My questions
Awaiting answers
True faith
Does not need

I know my God
Has His hand
On my shoulder
Guiding me

Where? I do not know.

I know my mother, Mary
Embraces and protects me
How? I do not know.

My Jesus
Died for me
Full of fear
He walked into the
Face of hatred
For me

How can I be afraid of anything?

About goplayintraffic

My Blog, which began as a mommy blog and turned into a writing website,, is the product of my years of being home with my children and trying to find ways to keep myself sane. I have always had this feeling, coming from a single mother, that I have to contribute financially and that I have to be able to take care of myself and my children. having been married, being a NYC school teacher, having four children, living in Newtown, CT and trying to find a way to get through each day with a smile has always been something I've strived for. My stories, articles and poems will do a lot of things but mostly make you feel. I think that is what is so wonderful about having the ability to write. I have been given the gift of taking my emotions and transferring them to written word. Once that is done, I can share those words with others who may feel better, maybe just for a moment, but better nonetheless having read my words. I am glad you are here and hope you will stay:)
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