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~ This Is My Son ~

"Immanuel, behold how He loved them...."

The world became silent, and time for a moment stood still
Orbs of all creation, suddenly, peering into the distance
Frozen and afar, not knowing why, something deep inside....
The perching birds stopped their chirping, the lioness stopped her prowl
Dolphins quit their dancing, and the bears awakened, inside their slumbering dens
Flowers opened their colorful eyes, and the mountains, bent their ears
And all of Rome, for an instant, ceased from her sin
All of life, and all of all, all, stood still....
The stars in heaven parted their way, within the firmament
As the Angels and those from the kingdom, quietly, looked below
Middays moon began to shed a tear, until the sun whispered in her ear
"Don't cry dear, for salvation, has come today"
She blinked her shimmering shine, smiled, and whistfully stared 
Then Pluto winked at Saturn, whom handed him her silver orbits ring
While 'Gods Holy Light,' stood gloriously upon His throne
Torn, but seeing tomorrow, through 'the eternal blood'
Of His only begotten Son....
Golgotha His destiny, His purpose which led Him there...."Love"
From a child in a manger, a virgin and a carpenters blessing
This gift of deliverance, unto the entire world!
Battered, bleeding, tortured, unable to recognize Him, anymore
'He,' who healed the sick, restored the sight of the blind
Cast out demons, and, raised the dead
A crown of thorns embedded, upon His priceless precious head
Mocked, and  pressed deeply, down.... 
Blood, dripping from His opened wounds, quenching the thirst
Of the dying earth, which He Himself, had made
As the offspring of the shadows of such  sorrow, snickered and sneered
"Save yourself" they taunted, as His chosen mother stood by
Flowing tears, flowing as she cried
With every striking blow of this aimless hammer, which echoed
Beyond all of space and time
Throughout the universe, eyes cast down, heads bowed low, silence, all around
Lifted into the air, the air of despair, hearts, broken inside
Slowly He gazed upon the crowd, with two souls, hanging by His side
Their fading lives, "remember me," one of them then said
"I tell you, you shall be with Me in paradise today," He replied....
As those whom loved Him, continued to weep, and wipe their tears, away
While Angels descended down, upon the now, gathering, and darkened clouds


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  1. Date: 4/7/2009 2:00:00 PM
    John God is proud ..Of this breath taking poem which made a tear Thank you so much my friend for your kind words on my poems Cheryl

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 5:45:00 PM
    John, this is breathtakingly sad, it brought tears to my eyes just to think about the most horrific suffering God endured for all of us....You painted the most incredible picture here with the most remarkable imagery ,not to mention the amazing and comforting message....Awesome tribute to Jesus and all those who know and love him...I give praise to my lord and savior because without him, we all would have perished...On to part two

  1. Date: 2/21/2009 5:01:00 PM
    Beautifully penned John! Outstanding imagery that reinacts this vividly heart-searing scene. One almost feels that they are standing helplessly on the sidelines, unable to give assistance, though now knowing that this cruel suffering had been for the good of all. This is a wonderful tribute to Jesus, His family, His friends, and His faithful entourage. Wishing you and yours the best! God's blessing to you! Love to you...Mikki

  1. Date: 2/20/2009 12:28:00 AM
    Like the vignette style John.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 2/19/2009 7:20:00 PM
    Dearest John, I MUST read part 2. Compelling!

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 8:07:00 PM
    John, awesome work so far my friend. On to two...

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 3:04:00 PM
    This seriously gave me chills. It also brought tears to my eyes. All the way till the last his precious heart was thinking of others. This is so beautiful, John. The images of the world at a stand still on bated breath. I love the pictures you painted. "i tell shall be with me in paradise" I have read that account so many times. Heart wreching, what he sacrificed for us to pt two...

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 12:52:00 PM
    A beautiful piece John. You have painted a wonderful picture with your words. He who did so much, He who died on the cross. He who gave us the way to paradise. Amen. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 2/18/2009 11:20:00 AM
    This is an awesome write John. I love the setup of the story..taking us to the dolphins and the birds and sins coming to halt in Rome. Pluto winking at saturn. You have painted such a brilliant picture through words. The descending of Love from above and the freedom that comes with aceepting that love. Well done John.You have such a strong faith that comes through in your writings.God if he is on PS must be very proud of your good deeds.Thaks so much for the kind words this morning. Love, chris