Poetry

El Siervo / The Servant

Gloria Stallings
Written by Gloria Stallings

El Siervo

Me invitaste a tu casa
y me dijiste:
“Siéntate a la mesa.”
Me serviste como a una reina
con tu pan de tu mismo cuerpo
con tu vino de tu misma sangre.

Hasta ese día me di cuenta
cuanto amor me tenías,
atendiéndome como a una reina,
haciéndome sentir revivida.

Con tus mismas manos me servías,
sabiendo que grandes llagas tenías.
The Servant

You invited me to your house
and said:
“Sit at the table.”
You served me like a queen
with bread from your own body
with wine from your own blood.

I never realized till that day
how much love you had for me,
attending to me like a queen,
making me feel revivified.

You served me with your hands,
knowing of your own deep wounds.

 

 

 

 

*Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Paolo da San Leocadio – Christ With The Host

 

About the author

Gloria Stallings

Gloria Stallings

Gloria Stallings was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She came to United States after marrying the love of her life. She has three wonderful children and two grandchildren whom she adores. She has an M.A. in Spanish Literature and currently teaches at Brigham Young University.

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