Secret Prayer 14: Are You Still Sleeping? – a poem by Philip Vassallo

Secret Prayer 14: Are You Still Sleeping?
after Matthew 26:45 and Mark 14:41
 
He was human, like you,
frightened and lonely,
feeling abandoned,
or your mother the moment
you would not move in bed
as she tugged you to awaken, 
fearing He had called you home,
or yourself, when friends
just stood and watched 
as you encountered a savage bully
or, worse, your darkest self
stunned by the spectral sight
that you, only human,
know He is God.

Philip Vassallo, an American of Maltese ancestry, is a writing consultant and the author of The Art of On-the-Job WritingThe Art of Email Writing, and How to Write Fast Under Pressure. His poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in many publications, and his plays have been produced throughout the United States.

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