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Good Friday

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Good Friday

Silently we file into the church,
Well knowing what the end will be.
Before we wend our sad way home,
He will have died in agony.

Crucify Him. Crucify Him.
All the wicked people call.
They chose to save a common thief
While sinless Jesus took the fall.

Our pastor reads the message 
As we wipe silent tears.
We can hear them through the ages
Those ugly, hate filled jeers.

And then there is a thunder crack
And all around goes dark
Despair and gloom fills every heart.
Our world has lost its spark.

As penance for that travesty,
So many souls have cried.
It was the darkest night of all,
The night all goodness died.


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  1. Date: 3/30/2013 8:37:00 PM

    Excellently put together. It does a great job of conveying a sad mood. Thanks be to God for the hope thereafter!

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 6:40:00 AM

    Hi Joyce, Thanks for your kind reminder. The story was well told. A very lovely piece for Easter.

  1. Date: 3/27/2013 5:45:00 PM

    Great testimony of your faith..Enjoyed reading this one with the great flow, rhythm, and rhyme..Thanks for stopping by with congrats..It was a made up story to write a poem..Create a happy ending your spare time..Sara

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 5:38:00 PM

    Wonderful write, Joyce! Perfect for Good Friday. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 4:54:00 PM

    Loved reading your poem today Joyce. Very touching. Love, Gail

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 1:06:00 PM

    Enjoyed your poem for the Good Friday Event that is only two days away, thank you for sharing this sensitive write dearest Joyce, have a blessed day, Rose xxx

  1. Date: 3/26/2013 12:52:00 PM

    - A lovely poem for Easter days that comes, Joyce - I wish you a nice Easter. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)