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Condemning chants from the crowd
Final resting place growing nearer
Death envelopes, in a dark shroud
Plunging toward the final chapter

Weight of the rough hewn wood
More than a young soul can bear
To many voices, so misunderstood
The sins of the father, mine to fear

Sons and daughters, of the damned
Anxiously awaiting, my crucifixion
Taste for a new soul being fanned
As the priest offers the benediction

Hand forced open, exposing the palm
Three nails, retribution for imagined sin
Tearfully reciting the twenty-third psalm
Screaming as the metal pierces the skin

The holy trinity watching from above
Turn a deaf ear, refusing to intervene
Ignoring the prayers from the dove
As out of control this life careens

Hanging on a cross, life upside down
Suffering through life and eternity my fate
To another hell, a maligned soul is bound
Haunted by memories, devoured by hate

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  1. Date: 11/6/2010 11:30:00 AM
    Wow Anthony this sure is so vividly told-- I can almost see this as it unfolds-- I think your talent for describing things is really wonderful and you captured the moment here so well-- one can only imagine what it feels like to be crucified but you conveyed that in this poem of yours-- thank you for all your comments in my poems, happy to make you smile :)-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 10/17/2010 11:17:00 PM
    This person called Jesus is a greater model for men than women. Yet..the man who was supposedly Jesus understood that...acceptance and surrender to ..."thy will be done..." is more and finally more important than personal planning. Your poetry is vivid.

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 1:56:00 PM
    I can't believe its been so long since last i went over your works! shame on me! you have some wonderful things going on here, i love your work its brilliant! thank you for the comments :), and thank you for these wonderful and dark pieces, i love them. great lines and images. Madison

  1. Date: 10/7/2010 5:54:00 AM
    AWESOME! AWESOME! YES! I like, Ilike. More please

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 1:23:00 PM
    ironic you should mention "life upside down" because that's how they did crucifixtions after jesus death.horrible way to die.

  1. Date: 9/29/2010 2:58:00 AM
    great subject matter and eloquently written

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 9:11:00 PM
    YOu sure paint the pain of it all, Anthony. Strong writing! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 9:00:00 PM
    excellent read my friend, so profound, so sad. Harry

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 4:23:00 AM
    speachless - very powerful

  1. Date: 9/19/2010 2:41:00 PM
    HELLO~ ANTHONY ~ENJOYED THE WOW! OF YOUR POEM~He HE HE! Here I find myself all over the soup again. Stopping by to read more poems, before my KIDS make me log out. I had a really nice time reading and catching up with you guys. I posted a sad poem as well, hope you find time to read my latest poem*luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 3:42:00 PM
    Yes, it was the apostle Peter who was crucified up side down, it is not in the bible but the early christains claimed it to be so...

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 3:37:00 PM
    the entire poem is vivid and raw with feeling, but that last verse, is powerful, now was it not the apostle, St Peter who was crucified upside down, I must go check that out.. anyways, a superior write .. and thanks for your comment on my poetry ~~

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 6:34:00 AM
    Anthony, this is a great write...very enjoyed...Michael

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 6:00:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts that you have penned..I thought that I had this one totally figured out until the last stanza..Now I am not sure..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 3:36:00 AM
    Very expressive, and all the more poignant for being suffered in vain Anthony. hicky

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 3:25:00 AM
    ooo! Sounds heart pounding Anthony, overwhelming with thoughts of innocent blood. Almost like the crucifixion of a life time. Deep*deep, when it comes to image, enjoyed your poem the twisting and ending where awesome to read,..p.d.