April assures us as we see the trees blossom out in all their beauty that our eyes have longed to see all winter long, it is a pleasure to view the pink, white, red and yellows that nature offers up to those who take the time to view them. April is National Poetry Month and their site has an event calendar that you can view to see if there are any events near you. So check it out. Since this examiner is writing about Christian poetry and trying to post at least thirty Christian poems for the month of April, here is the seventh addition.
‘An Unsuspecting Victim’
White walls with gray tile rushes by on a
horizontal plane, whisking me to
my date with destiny.
Visions of faces ensconced in blue caps
in an ice cold, green room, within a sterile
surrounding. Bright lights are aimed at the target.
I expect to hear Rod Serling announce
that I’ve just entered the Twilight Zone.
A heavy leather band is locked across my legs,
to prevent any unwanted movement.
A rubber strip that looks like a lasagna noodle,
is tightly wrapped around
my arm to squeeze all the blood out.
Left arm prepped, held away from my body;
right arm laid out to rest.
thoughts of another crucifixion
come to mind. Is this how Jesus felt?
I’m told of my impending sleep.
As stinging needles numb the place
where they will insert a tube
of unconsciousness into my vein.
My palm is laid open,
my fingers taped to the table.
An unsuspecting victim of the
razor sharp scalpel, that will cleanly cut
a furrow down my life line.
With no recollection that time has passed,
there is a sudden chemical
awareness pressed upon my brain.
My left hand is now swathed in white cotton,
fingers still orange from a betadine bath.
Pain like liquid fire, scorches up my arm.
I’m given a small measure of what
another man, long ago, once felt for me.
By Janice J. Robinson
If you are a Christian poet in the Chicago area, at least for the month of April, this writer would like to make available to other poets a place to exhibit some of your poems. Please only submit your own original poems, since you can give permission to publish your work. You can contact this writer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your poems must glorify the Lord God, or His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ or the Word of God. God Bless you in your endeavors.