Category Archives: The Gospel According to Peter

A collection of poetry from Peter’s POV, based on a harmony of the Gospels. Presented in chronological order starting with Simon’s first encounter with Jesus.

Unworthy

You don’t want to know me I am just like you I am wonderfully made Or so I have learned Knit finely together But that was long ago

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Career Day

I cast my net upon the waters It makes not so much a splash As a hiss

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Ex Nihilo

What have we to do with you? Our skin crawls, bristles, blisters Shrieks well from within our spine

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Now Wounded

We found him on a hillside, alone. Somehow, I haven’t a clue, He lost himself in the crowds, That feeding frenzy of agonizing hope.

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On the Spit

and he came to the shore While the crowd pressed in And nets were being cleaned

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Panem et Circenses

Well, the Jesus Freaks came to town this week,    And in case you didn’t know: We’re the blokes you see up from Galilee    With the lepers all in tow…

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Center Ring

It gets worse. I stood by the wall, Watched, arms Crossed. Sweat Rolled Down my calves.

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Lambentation

This, Lord, is my shepherd?     What does he want? He bade me recline     With tax collectors. He led me into into a night     Of loud drinking. He confuseth my soul.

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Confession

On Sunday I walked away from God And opened an old wound Peeled back the scab Tugged at the ragged edges

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Form Letter

Dear Applicant, Thank you for your interest In joining our glorious, elite And ill-defined venture. We are sure you will somehow Manage to make a great asset Of yourself in our company.

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