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What Easter Means to Me

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What Easter Means to Me

kids with clothes as bright as sun
eggs and chocolate lots of fun
but Easter means much more to me
then all of this frivolity 

we condemned cursed sentenced Him
we scourged spit hung Him to a limb
our sins hung nailed Him to a tree
now there is life for you and me

He gave pure love from heaven above
laid down His life this beautiful dove
because He chose the tree you see
you and i can now be free

He did not cry He did not groan 
He knew three days He rolls the stone
He did it one time for eternity
conquered death for love for all you see

we no longer hunger no longer thirst
because His love removed the curse
He does not follow He takes the lead
Rejoice, Rejoice, HE IS RISEN INDEED!

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem winning in the contest. Happy Easter to you and your family. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/22/2011 10:59:00 AM

    Great to see you worthy poem honored in the top three of the winner's circle, Jeff. Congratulations on your third place. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 8:18:00 PM

    Congrats jeff on your magnificent win in What Easter Means to Me contest with this exciting and vibrant expression of the sacrifice and joyous celebration upon us luv.. enjoy a wonderful win as u enjoy this Happy Easter..

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 1:44:00 PM

    beautifully expressed, jeff... rare as you are.. thanks for coming around and best winning luck to you! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 3/27/2011 8:39:00 PM

    Easter might mean different things to different people but you said it beautifully well what it really means,Jeff.He taught us what real love is and gave us eternal life.Let us thank Him for that.Happy Easter Good luck in the contest,thanks for the comment on my poetry. Chacko

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 12:05:00 PM

    Sometimes the meaning of Easter gets lost in the egg hunts and baskets filled with chocolate. The miracle of the Resurrection is so joyfully expressed in your poem, Jeff. (My parents used to put a chocolate cross in my basket instead of a chocolate bunny because they wanted me to remember why we celebrated Easter.) Best wishes in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/19/2011 7:43:00 PM

    So well said, Jeff! Good luck in the contest! Ellen