Dichotomy


Young man carving and shaping the plank
Young man kneeling and praying to heaven

Taught by His father how to work
Taught by His Father how to pray

Carpenter
Christ

His hands nailing the wood
His hands nailed to the wood

Jesus, Son of Man
Jesus, Son of God

Composition Date: March 4th, 2009

Holli’s Notes:
I wrote this last week while I was sick. I loved the common theme of wood in Christ’s life; how it was his livelihood, and his manner of death.


About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.