I Would Not Deny Him

Written by: Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

I chose to be a Christian.
Denial was no option.
I must bear witness.
Roman soldiers inquired,
“Do you follow Jesus Christ?”
My fate knew no fear.
Yes, He is the Son of God.
Forcefully, I was taken.
Oh, coliseum,
Bring forth thy gladiators.
I will not fight to the death.
Eternity, come!

ã June 2, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Choka for a Choke Hold
Sponsored by Amy Green