Classic and Contemporary Poetry
CALVARY, by JESSIE BELL RITTENHOUSE Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked alone to my calvary
Last Line: But never a cross my eyes could see.
Alternate Author Name(s): Scollard, Clinton, Mrs.
I walked alone to my Calvary,
And no man carried the cross for me:
Carried the cross? Nay, no man knew
The fearful load I bent unto;
But each as we met upon the way
Spake me fair of the journey I walked that day.
I came alone to my Calvary,
And high was the hill and bleak to see;
But lo, as I scaled the flinty side,
A thousand went up to be crucified
A thousand kept the way with me,
But never a cross my eyes could see.
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