Poems

On The Road To Jericho

On the road to Jericho
Mark the stricken one,
Moaning in his agony,
Prone beneath the sun.
Prone beneath the blazing sun,
Naked and alone,
Bleeding from a score of wounds,
Stricken to the bone.
Now his tossing arms lie still;
Now his moans grow faint.
Is there none to succor him
Publican or saint?
Publican or Pharisee
Are none passing by
On the road to Jericho
Is he left to die?

On the road to Jericho
Hurry, hurry, priest!
'Twere a sin wert thou away
From the saintly feast.
Haste thee, Levite, tarry not.
At the Temple waits
Holy work for thee to do;
Haste thee to the gates.
God will guard the stricken one.
Leave it all to Him.
(Now the blood dries on his wouds.
Now his eyes grow dim.)
Yet - ah tell it! Save the shame -
Save the name of Man!
On the road to Jericho
One Samaritan!

On the road to Jericho -
'Voices call 'Make way!
See, the Bishop's carriage comes;
He's in haste to-day.
He's in haste to tend a Prince.
Let the good man through,
He is lordly; he is rich . . .
Not like me or you.
He'll 'consider' your appeal.
He's no time to waste!'
O, despised Samaritan,
Haste thee hither, haste!
Priest and Levite pass along,
Bishops go their ways,
On the road to Jericho
As in olden days.



Poem topics: ,

Rate this poem:

Add On The Road To Jericho poem to your favorites

Add Poet Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis to your favorites

Similar Poems
There is no similar poems related to "On The Road To Jericho" poem.
All Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis Poems

Popular Poets

Homer (48 poems)
Larry Levis (5 poems)
Alice Milligan (1 poems)
John Boyle O'Reilly (1 poems)
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (8 poems)
Sant Tukaram (4 poems)
Rabia al Basri (1 poems)
Bert Leston Taylor (6 poems)
Deborah Ager (8 poems)
Lascelles Abercrombie (3 poems)

Popular Poems

A Propos De Dona Rosa, by Victor Marie Hugo
The Church-Bell, by Elinor Morton Wylie
In May, by William Henry Davies
Heap Cassia, Sandal-Buds And Stripes, by Robert Browning
Resurgam, by Christina Rossetti
First Love, by William Schwenck Gilbert
To Oenone., by Robert Herrick
The Old Brass Rail, by Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
What Is To Be Given, by Delmore Schwartz
Sometimes I Am Too Tired, by Lesbia Harford