Hard Rock

by Reena George

Jesus looked at Simon
and saw Peter
one tough rock
for his church.

Jesus looked at Peter
a cock crowed,
and one tough rock
melted to tears.

Jesus looked at Simon Peter
‘Lovest thou, me?’
‘Thou knowest that, Lord,’
even when I denied Thee.

Rocks form diamonds 
when pierced Hands see
beyond dark failure,
Graced possibilities.

Reena George MD is a palliative care physician and radiation oncologist by training. She lives and works in Vellore, South India. Her book One Step at a Time was published by Roli Press.

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