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Dead Man's Blood

Dead man's blood,
that rose again.
My salvation
to this life I've lived.

No one sees my heart,
true and whole,
see the blood on my hands,
this knowledge I know.

Without this faith
I would just die over and over again,
drowning in a pool 
of these unholy sins.

It is dead man's blood,
that rose again,
that pours over me,
and cleanses these hands.

No one sees my scars,
self-inflicted by my soul,
cutting my skin,
burning me whole.

And with out this faith
these scars would never heal,
blood would continually run
down this vessel I am in.

It is a dead man's blood,
that rose again,
that searches in my soul 
and makes me whole again.

This dead man weeps,
walks by my side,
reminds me every day,
that he is truly alive.

He holds me tight in the dark,
shines the holiest of lights,
keeps me warm in winter,
and covers me in the darkest night.

It is a dead man's blood,
that miraculously rose again,
that has proven to me,
that he is the true Prince.






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  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:22:00 PM
    Betty - Congratulations on having your poetry featured this week – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 6:55:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem. Happy Easter God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 2:42:00 PM
    Love it, love it! Brilliant poem about Jesus Christ. Awesome write of praise. You deserved this feature!

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 12:50:00 PM
    Congrats Betty on this deeply spiritual poem, "Dead Man's Blood" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 12:31:00 PM
    Dear Betty, Congratulations on YOUR POEM "Dead Man's Blood" being Featured one of the most Inspiration Easter POEMS I Have read an Excellent Write ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 12:13:00 PM
    BEAUTIFUL piece, Betty! Congratulations on being featured this week! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 11:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your feature of the week, amazing work you display...Raul

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 10:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured this week. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 5:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured write of the week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 3:19:00 PM
    Interesting perspective in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured this week. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen