To Him who carries the Cross

I do not ask you to save me

Do not expect compassion

Never ever count on

You being there for me

I just want to follow

In your footsteps

Be fed by the crumbs

That fall from your table

Revel in the aura

That surrounds you

Help you carry

Your heavy cross


  • Kurt Philip Behm

    Very poignant, Fred.

    • FredPeyer

      Thanks so much Kurt!

    • orchidee

      A poignant write Fred. In Christianity, though, yes, it is a 'religion', there is the theme of us needing be to saved from our sins.
      Then Jesus says to His disciples (Christian believers) 'IF any one will follow me, let him/her take up their cross daily'. So there's no forcing in it, with that 'if'.
      From a non-religious view, we could call the current situations 'our heavy cross to bear', though not with the same meaning as in a religious sense - if you see what I mean.

      • FredPeyer

        Thanks Orchie,
        I do see what you mean. I guess what I was trying to say is that one can be a good person without being part of a religion. One can believe in and doing good without being 'saved'.
        Oh, this is getting too heavy for me, especially in the early morning! :-)

        • orchidee

          You got headache, thinking of all this in the early morning? It was probably early evening here in UK, when you wrote it!

        • Michael Edwards

          Super write Fred.

          • FredPeyer

            Thanks so much Michael!

          • Claudelle DeLuna

            Excellent piece, Fred

            • FredPeyer

              Thank you Claudelle, and I am humbled you saved it as a favorite!

            • Joe Dawson

              An inner faith that asks nothing but to serve. A write for right now. A great piece. Joe

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you for reading Joe, and your insightful comment!

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