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His Blood Flowed Down

He stood before the soldiers,
a king draped in royal purple.
          He was crowned
with a circlet of thorns woven together, 
and pressed into His brow:
Sharp, piercing, cruel thorns.
And His blood
Mocking soldiers played their part well.
Bowing low with sneering faces
then rising up with wooden staff
           they struck Him,
over and over and over again.
The king said not a word.
They spat on Him and laughed.
The king remained silent.
No condemnation escaped His battered lips.

He was brought before His subjects,
beaten, bruised, but not broken.
            Not defeated.
Crucify Him!  Crucify Him!,
His subjects shouted as they rejected Him.
So He was stripped of His robe,
nailed to a crude wooden cross,
where His blood
"Father, forgive them!", He cried.
"They don't know what they are doing."
 They didn't know who He was.
      They didn't know that He had come 
       to teach them the path to God.
           They didn't know that it was for their sin
           He was dying.
                They didn't know that He was the one 
                 they had been waiting for:
                 their Messiah, Deliverer, King.
                     They didn't know how much He loved them
                     as His blood


Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 2/16/2015 6:07:00 PM
Wow, this is such a powerful write, Kim! Our Savior truly suffered for us, we so undeserving. Very well written!
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Date: 5/14/2014 10:58:00 PM
A wonderful write on how much He gave for us. It is going to one of my fav. love phyl
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Date: 4/21/2014 7:49:00 AM
Cool poem :)
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Date: 4/21/2014 6:58:00 AM
Wonderful work describing the events of Jesus' crucifiction..His love is matchless..Great testimony of your faith..Thanks for the honor of being on the winners' list in your contest..I appreciate you reading and finding my work worthy of being there..Sara
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Date: 4/18/2014 3:39:00 PM
- Kim, a great poem !!! - message of what Easter is all about - skillfully written! - Happy Easter! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/18/2014 2:46:00 AM
Nice write, Kim! And, of course, timely. I enjoyed it--and the sentiment it so colorfully expresses. Having read this, you might like a poem I wrote--first one I posted, A Most Inspired Guest, or, Such a Thing Devinely Carved--or the one about the still valley. They're faith poems, so I figure you might relate whereas some don't. Blessings and Happy Easter. Mel :)
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Date: 4/17/2014 10:49:00 PM
very good free verse on the subject of this week's holiday! I liked how you reiterated blood flowed down throughout the verses, Kim.
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Date: 4/17/2014 10:32:00 PM
Yes, deserved to be said :) Great job, Kim !
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