In the tomb the silence soothes
The agony is done and gone
I rest beside His lifeless form
Accepting that this is the end
It’s peaceful here, I am not sad.
I know that it must be this way.
The life, the flesh, the body’s needs
Don’t matter now, they never did.
I go with Him to that dark place
With open hands to set life free
No longer clinging selfishly
To the image that I thought was me.
A light, a piercing light burns through
And all is changed, His life, I see
Was never in this dank, dark place
It lives. It shines eternally.
In all that welcomes, bending knees
That death to self that needs must be.