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What Easter Means to Me

I followed you from Galilee
To that sad day on Calvary
     Of love You spoke
     New hope You woke

Some said I was a prostitute
In me You saw no ill repute
     My heart now cries
     I watch You die

Sharp spikes that pierce Your hands draw blood
And through my heart emotions flood
     A Son so blessed
     Is laid to rest

Three days I stayed outside Your tomb
Never to see You I presumed
     And though I mourned
     Glory's reborn
I genuflect and watch You rise
To join Your Father in the skies
     This blessed day
     Showed us “The Way”

The sacrifice You made for man
Celebrated in many lands
     Easter Sunday
     Give thanks and pray

Written in the first-person view of Mary Magdalene, one of Christ’s best known 
disciples.  According to modern religious scholars, the Gospels of Mark and John say 
she was the first person to see Jesus after he rose from the dead. 

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:49:00 AM
    A wonderful write Carolyn. Congrats on your win. Happy Easter. God Bless love phyl

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 12:51:00 PM
    extraordinary peice, carols! you depicted the theme with such tenderness! A big heap of ludis for the freeeat win! :) huggs

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 10:55:00 AM
    Happy Easter and congrats on the win ......... George

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 5:51:00 PM
    Such a touching write, congrad's Happy Easter stay happy and healthy. Light & Love

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 11:14:00 AM
    Dear Carolyn- Echoing all the wonderful comments those have written about this poem-both before and after the contest. Have a restful Easter weekend, friend. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 11:00:00 AM
    Great to see you worthy poem honored in the top three of the winner's circle, Carolyn. Congratulations on your third place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/5/2011 1:01:00 AM
    And if the truth were to be known...most likely His wife, one of my favorite subjects, as you well know, so aptly penned into rhyme and verse. I believe He told her that he would rise in three days and to be waiting for Him, symbolic of how He appointed the rest of His bride to know the season of His return, a three month period, and to be waiting for His second coming:)

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 12:22:00 PM
    this is a very good account, and I pray that this poet continues on the path, she is right on and one of my favorites.

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 2:10:00 AM
    Yeah He was scourged for our transgressions, bruised beyond recognition, pierced and hung amongst sinners, An innocent man without blemish, no sin, sacrificed to make atonement for the multitude. This is the meaning of easter. Nice poem

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 2:52:00 PM
    a moving piece of poetry and all so true. Jesus Christ is the true meaning of Easter and Christimas, not santa or the easter bunny. well done.

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 6:21:00 AM
    To my favourites, Carolyn, I am not a very religious person, but this is a awesome story, especially about this wonderful woman . Harry

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 8:12:00 PM
    Let me ask you something I have one book out called "Food for thought Poetry by Art" I've dealt with self publishers and they seem to all want you to spend your money to promote this book, now my second book by the same name is coming out as Book #2, again it's self published. The first book did limited sales, I've tried many avenues and a lot of expense, with few results after si months the first boo was taken off without them notifying me they did it, any advise would be appreciated

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 8:06:00 PM
    you are a great story teller and you are a blessing to me because I wrote A Letter Home to Rome remember that one, Well your poetry is similar to mine because it was written by me but the gift was given to me by the Holy Spirit, as a novice it had to be because I'm not that creative, so in saying that God bless you and yours and never forget that we all have to do our works for Our Father, loved this poem

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 7:41:00 PM
    She is one of the reasons I believe the church made a major mistake allowing only single, males as priests. Mary Magdalene was One of the first at the tomb and eleven of the Apostles were married. Good luck in the contest. Vince

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 4:58:00 PM
    No words can express how I love this piece, I viewed a painting recently of Mary Magdeline and the discription said, she spent her entire life as a hermit, after Christ rose to heaven, repenting for her former life, on a deserted island, her love for him never wavering~~

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 1:32:00 PM
    it's said that magdalene was frist to see jesus after he rose form the dead.. what a priveledge... a solemn yet beautiful piece, carols! i like the whole glorious tone of this grrreat stuff! winning is at hand! :) hugggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 5:06:00 PM
    You did Him proud Carolyn, A great tribute to Love's Son. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 4:39:00 PM
    This is a striking poem. I love it! Good luck in the contest. Best to you, Diane

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 12:57:00 PM
    I love this from Mary Magdalene's point of view. Great idea : ) Thanks for clarifying the contest rules for Gert and me. I had to laugh imagining you carrying John over the threshold. Priceless! I banged Sue's head on the doorframe and she snapped, 'Put me down.' LOL

  1. Date: 3/26/2011 10:39:00 AM
    This is a beautiful poem, Carolyn, but check the second line - cavalry implies horses. Calvary is the word. I know you know this, just got in a hurry. Love, Dave