I wonder what I would have done
Had I been there in that crowd,
Would I have spoken up for Him
In a voice clear and loud?

Would I have walked beside Him
Down that dirty, rock-strewn road?
Would I have tried to steady Him
As He stumbled with His load?

Would I have let Him lean against me?
Would I have gladly borne his weight?
Could I have helped in anyway
To have eased His great heartache?

Could I have said the proper words
To comfort His aloneness
To show I shared His sorrow
To attend to His forlornness?

I wonder if I'd been there
Would I have stroked His tear-stained cheek
And kissed His bloodied hands
And washed his bloodstained feet?

Would I have rubbed His aching shoulders
Put soothing lotion on His back
Tended to His open wounds
And supplied the water that He lacked?

I know I was not good enough
To volunteer to take His place
But could I have helped Him bear that cross
And kept the sweat from His dear face?

Would I have put my arms around His mother
And hugged her to my breast?
Could I have shielded her from viewing
Her precious Son's tormented death?

Could I have helped prepare His body
And have bathed Him with perfume?
I wonder if I'd been there
Would I have waited by His tomb?

No doubt that Easter Morning
I would have shouted, "HE IS RISEN!"
And I know I would have thanked my God
For that most joyous of occasions.

I'm so sorry that He suffered
And I am sad it was that way,
But I know it was God's plan for man
And because of it, we're saved.

The only thing I could have done
I suppose, had I been there
Would have been to state my love for Him,
And tell Him that I cared.

Virginia (Ginny) Ellis ~ 2000

~ Revised 2004 ~

Please respect author copyright, do not use or copy
poetry without first seeking permission from the author.

If you were inspired or your heart touched
by Ginny's beautiful poems please email Ginny with your
thoughts and impressions.

Ginny welcomes all messages from those
who enjoy her poetry.







Midi playing is 'Velvet'
by Andy Klapwyk