Meaning

The Writer’s Digest is hosting its annual Poem a Day (PAD) Chapbook Challenge. Day Fifteen’s prompt is “a meaning poem.”

You may listen to me read the poem via the player below.

What could he mean, 
What’s the purpose of saying
“He who has no money,
Come, buy and eat”?

What hope is there for those who
Have no money — are poor?
And what of those who are lame
And who cannot come
But must lie on a mat, can’t 
Get off the floor?
Or even if carried by friends,
What if they can’t get in the door?
What hope of coming
Let alone running
For Salvation?

Its meaning breaks in me.
I, who have no capacity
To respond or come.
It shows and reveals,
The Mercy which comes to me
Becomes the All by which I see
Every-Thing.
 
The feast he offers he gives.
Its cost, though priceless, is
Paid by Him.
And feeding upon
The bread of his life,
The wine of his blood and sacrifice
Is the meaning I need
That he gave himself
And with himself feeds
Me.
 
© Randall Edwards 2020

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