O Simeon, O Simeon,
What prompted you to say
Grievous words you spoke to Mary
That made her cry that day?
While Mary climbed the temple steps,
Was your soul set on fire?
Could you hear the loud “Hosannas”
Sung by an Angel choir?
When God showed you our salvation,
Her tiny child just born,
Could you see the bloody cross of Christ,
Nails, and the crown of thorns?
While you held the baby in your arms,
According to the law,
Could you feel the peace of heaven
In visions that you saw?
Her joy turned into sorrow as
You spoke about the Lord,
You could see her painful future;
Her soul pierced by a sword.
So many things I’ve wondered,
Yet one thing is crystal clear.
My sins nailed Christ upon that cross
That caused our lady’s tears.
Donna Sue Berry
March 30th, 2014
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