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My Easter digital artwork, 2018
Added 2018-04-26, after contest judging:

Contest Judged:  4/24/2018 5:32:00 PM

Happy Blessed Easter by Artsieladie

4th White Trophy by Artsieladie

Placed fourth.
Trophy by Artsieladie

Easter will again be here and very soon,
But Easter brings sadness I cannot seem to prune.
After my Mother left, Easter's not the same
Since our Lord, to bring her home, called upon her name.

Easter this year in two thousand and eighteen
Will be even harder, I cannot contravene.
For my little girl, who's not so little any more
Will spend this Easter far away, on a distant shore.

So many memories of Easter though, will decorate my brain,
As I turn back the clock, letting all share the reign.
All the Easter baskets and the Easter hunts so fun,
Each memory I dust off carefully, every precious one.

I'll watch the Ten Commandments, keep our tradition true,
Remembering Easter's true meaning, Jesus is why we do.
When God Sacrificed His Son, what a Sacrifice He made,
For through the Blood of Jesus, our sins for, He paid.

When I think of God being stricken so with profound grief
To watch His Son suffer on the cross forbidden of relief,
This brings to mind surreally the magnitude of pain
I'm unable to comprehend and my tears I can't restrain.

For I think of my daughter and all those overseas,
Who put their lives on the line without guarantees
They'll come home safe and sound when their tour is done
And also, all the families who've lost a dear, loved one.

I know this is not the same but I more so realize
And I am humbled so profoundly as I can't visualize
The cost of God's Sacrifice because God so Loves us all
And to my knees it brings me, for I can only God, extol.

Easter 2018 - Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer 

2018-03-30

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/28/2018 8:41:00 AM
Love the depths, rhyme, flow, beauty and message delivered in this shining piece. A fav....
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 4/28/2018 9:43:00 AM
Thank you, Robert, for reading and your very kind and generous complimentary comment. Very much appreciated. All the best and God bless. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 4/26/2018 4:22:00 PM
Easier for parent to suffer. I appreciate fact you realize God's pain watching his son carry out his assignment to the end faithfully. "Forbidden of relief" . well said. bbn
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Date: 4/26/2018 5:04:00 PM
Thank you, BBN. You picked up very well on the true underlying message of the poem. We humans think we bear so much, sacrifice so much, forgive and love so much, but ALL our burdens, pain, sacrifices, love, etc. can't fill the point of a pin in comparison to ALL God Loves us, forgives us, and sacrificed for us. All the best and God bless. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 4/25/2018 11:05:00 AM
Such a wonderful poem, weaving the true meaning of Easter with the meaning of family, Artsie! I could identify with your daughter overseas serving our country. My granddaughter also serves and could not be with us on Easter. Congratulations on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 4/26/2018 4:58:00 PM
Thank you, Sandra. Thank your daughter and granddaughter for their service and I pray your granddaughter stays safe. <3 All the best and God bless. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 4/25/2018 4:06:00 AM
Wow! Truly a beautiful heartfelt Easter poem. A fave for me. My son served in Desert Storm... Thank your daughter. We are still not used to my mom, Granny, being gone. A beautiful description of Easter in your write. Congratulations on your win. I feel humbled.
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Date: 4/26/2018 4:50:00 PM
Thank you, Susan, for the Wow and fav'ing my poem. Congrats on your win, too, a great entry reminding me of my Mom's potato salad & bunny cake. Thank you & thank your son for his service. All the best and God bless. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 4/24/2018 9:09:00 PM
Artsieladie, congratulations on your awesome inspirational win! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 4/26/2018 4:06:00 PM
Thank you, Eve. Congrats on your win as well with your Easter poem. Love the egg idea! God bless. :) hugs ~ Artsie
Date: 4/24/2018 7:45:00 PM
Congrats on your well deserved win, Artsieladie.
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 4/26/2018 4:02:00 PM
Thank you, Line. God bless. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 4/24/2018 6:50:00 PM
This is a true Easter poem. Very profound. Love, joyce
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 4/26/2018 4:01:00 PM
Thank you, Joyce. Congrats on your win with your outstanding poem. God bless. :) Love, Artsie
Date: 4/24/2018 6:07:00 PM
Sharon, I Love your pen name. It suits you and your ability to write a winning entry always. Congratulations on your placement.
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 4/26/2018 3:59:00 PM
Thank you, Curtis, for your kind comment. My name of 'Artsieladie' was my daughter's idea. Congrats on your win! All the best and God bless. :) ~ Artsie
Date: 4/6/2018 2:19:00 AM
Gorgeous, profoundly written, and truth-telling. My daughter joined the Air Force during the Gulf War. She's still serving our country, so Mom to Mom, my heart and prayers are with you.
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Date: 4/6/2018 8:44:00 PM
Thank you, Caren. My heart & prayers are with you as well & your daughter. Thank you to her for her service. -hugs- God bless you, your daughter, & all who serve & their families. I pray for all our service women & men to come home safely. My daughter is in the Army, nearing 8 years now. Thank you for sharing all around. :) ~ Artsie xx
Date: 4/3/2018 9:15:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful--well-written and reverent, Artsie! Janice
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Artsieladie Sharon Donnelly
Date: 4/3/2018 6:56:00 PM
Thank you, Janice. Glad to see my intended reverence came through. :) ~ Artsie