After these things, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there. John 19:38-42
Sealed in a Tomb
The one we love is buried deep
tears spilled over and over
the pain and abuse is gone for them
and we are bent in pain and sorrow.
The earth is a still silent witness
to our pain our loss their gain
the earth is still and gently waiting
for life to spring forth again.
We likely won't understand the one
who shows their face to us in this world
but the one we left alone for dead forver
rises again to bring love to us all.
The earth like a sentry still in the night
sings the watchers' song the hymn of promise
again and again there will be Easter morn
again and again there will be new life.