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Jesus Made A Promise

Jesus Made A Promise

I, a thief, was nailed to the cross beside this man,
He was known as the Jesus throughout the land.
He committed no crime to deserve this pain,
Yet this young carpenter was brutally slain.

The other thief hanging on His right side,
Hurled insults at Jesus until the hour he died.
“Don’t you fear God?” I said to the thief,
He glared at Jesus and me in disbelief.

“When you come into your kingdom, Jesus, remember me,”
“I tell you the truth, today in paradise you will surely be.”
I looked; the sun stopped shinning at the sixth hour.
And here I witnessed His awesome power.

The curtain of the temple was torn in two,
The words of this man were coming true,
Jesus called out with a loud voice to say,
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit,” this day.

I met Jesus in paradise as He said,
There were no scars, nothing to show He had bled.
I only know He kept His promise to me,
And now up in Heaven my soul is set free.

©2010 Lynn B Glover


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  1. Date: 4/11/2013 10:01:00 AM
    I love this perception of what the theif may have thought back then. Very good conceptual way of phrasing a piece by becoming the other person. Nice flow and couplet rhyme pattern.

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/13/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Debra for those kind words. In my poem I Was There I used this same technique and also in I Want to Live. Thanks again.
  1. Date: 4/11/2013 6:19:00 AM
    Great work telling the story of the thief on the cross..This story speaks of your faith..Enjoyed reading this morn..Welcome to soup..Sara

    Glover Avatar Lynn Glover
    Date: 4/11/2013 8:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Sara. I had never read a poem that gave the story of what the thief may have been thinking. I am really glad you enjoyed it.