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The Way of  The Cross


Our Jesus is condemned to die
        Oh, Savior, now from Earth you part.
You do not sigh, nor do you weep,
        Though our sins have pierced your heart.

Dear Jesus bears the Holy Cross,
        Our Savior of all humankind,
For us, you start this journey now,
	Still, endless love for us you find.

Our Jesus falls beneath the Cross;
	So dreadful now to bear this pain.
Dear Jesus, when we fall in sin,
	Please help us rise up once again.

Our Savior meets his Mother dear,
        Mary, anguished and depressed,
Please help us face our sorrows too…
	Live up to all our trying tests.

A man named Simon of Cyrene
	Appears to help our Savior’s plight
To lift the weight of his great Cross…
	Lord, burden us to spread your light.

Veronica wipes our Savior’s face.
	Look now!  His imprint there to stay!
Please on our souls your imprint make
	And help us keep it there, we pray.

Dear Jesus falls down on the path,
	Again now for the second time.
But soon he rises to go on,
        Lord, help us up to stay in line.

Our Jesus meets some women now,
        They kneel down to mourn and weep.
“Weep not for me,” He says to them,
       “But for your children, the lost sheep.”

Our Jesus falls again, this time
	His journey's nearly at an end.
Dear Jesus, when we fall in sin,
	Please grant us wisdom to amend.

Our Lord now stripped of all his clothes—
	This torture is so sad and cruel.
 Please, Jesus, strip our souls of sin,
	Our hearts and souls you always rule.

Our Jesus now nailed to His Cross—
	 Your death, dear Lord, is very near.
Sweet Savior nail our souls to you,
	And grant us grace to have no fear.

Oh, the dreaded Crucifixion!
	Our Jesus now so humbly dies,
While all the sins and sins to come…
        Are placed before his tear-filled eyes.

Our Lord is gently taken down,
	In his dear Mother’s arms is placed,
Oh Mary, Mother of our God,
	Help ease our sorrows to be faced.

Now, Jesus placed within his tomb,
	To rise again on Easter Day—
Redeemer of all humankind,
	With us forever you will stay!

Oh, great day of Resurrection!
	From tomb, he rises up to sky,
With all God’s angels by his side
	He joins his Father up on high.

Oh, great day of Resurrection!
	He rose again on Easter Day!
Redeemer of all humankind,
	With us forever you will stay!


Sandra M. Haight

The Way Of The Cross
~1st Place~
Contest: Jesus
Sponsor: Anthony Slausen
Judged: 07/01/2016

~1st Place~
Contest: Death and Resurrection of Christ
Sponsor: Isaiah Zerbst
Judged: 04/07/2015












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Date: 7/10/2016 1:25:00 AM
This is heart touching Sandra..:)
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Date: 7/4/2016 1:07:00 PM
Sandra, I like how you showed Jesus trials and linked them to ours. This is beautifully written and deserving of a !st place win! Congrats!
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:40:00 PM
Thank you so much, Kim. I appreciate your supportive comments and congrats! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/3/2016 7:44:00 PM
Inspiring Sandra, congratulations...
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:39:00 PM
Thank you very much, Charlie! Sandra
Date: 7/3/2016 3:56:00 PM
Wonderful
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:38:00 PM
Thank you, Shirley! Sandra
Date: 7/2/2016 2:39:00 PM
Sandra, a well-deserved win for this wonderful expression of faith in Jesus. I love how your quatrains describe an act of Christ and end with a prayer to be more like him. I especially appreciated the line, "Sweet Savior nail our souls to you". Also how it ends with the hope of the resurrection. Congratulations! ~ John
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:38:00 PM
Thank you so much, John, for your very supportive comments and congrats. I am honored that you identified with my poem. Sandra
Date: 7/2/2016 12:46:00 PM
First Congrats to you on this rightful win! The place above beautiful is where this poetic gem resides! I know you can see Him smiling at you for this!!! Extremely touching and beautiful Sandra! Bless You! :-)
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:36:00 PM
Thank you very much, Walter. I am honored that you like my poem and appreciate your uplifting and supportive comments and congrats. Sandra
Date: 7/2/2016 12:47:00 AM
Sandra, this poem is so beautifully written. I love how you have integrated what was happening with Jesus to what was happening to the masses. Congratulations on your well deserved first place.7 ; )
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:35:00 PM
Thank you very much, Connie. I am honored that you like it and appreciate your uplifting comments, congrats and 7! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/1/2016 11:44:00 PM
Awesome poem awesome win a fav.
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:34:00 PM
Thank you very much, Eve, for the nice comment and fav! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 7/1/2016 11:05:00 PM
This is lovely....you have the captured the entire thing.....Congratulations on being a winner.....
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Date: 7/5/2016 6:34:00 PM
Thank you so much, Janis. I appreciate your supportive comments. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/8/2015 12:12:00 PM
Sorry I could not comment at the time of the contest. Both soup and my comp. were having minor issues. Anyway, this is truly amazing poem of faith that captures the sorrow of Christ's death and the joy of His resurrection; and that is what I was looking for. God be with you for always.
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Date: 4/26/2015 7:37:00 PM
:):) Thank you
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Date: 4/18/2015 2:06:00 PM
Sandra, Congratulation on your win in Isaiah's "Resurrection of Christ" contest. Always ~LINDA~
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Date: 4/18/2015 3:34:00 PM
Thank you so much, Linda. I appreciate your visit. Sandra
Date: 4/11/2015 8:35:00 AM
Wow, nicely written and congrats!
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Date: 4/11/2015 8:20:00 PM
Thank you Ed. So nice of you to stop by with your nice comment and congrats! Sanddra
Date: 4/8/2015 3:36:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work!! Your work went all out! Sara
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Date: 4/9/2015 8:49:00 PM
Hi Sara, thank you for stopping by with your positive comment and congratulations. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/8/2015 3:39:00 AM
This is well done Sandra...Congrats!
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Date: 4/9/2015 8:52:00 PM
Thank you so much, Grace. I really appreciate your stopping by to read my poem. Sandra
Date: 4/7/2015 11:56:00 PM
Beautifully done Sandra. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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Date: 4/9/2015 8:53:00 PM
Hi Brenda, so nice to see that you stopped by again. Hope all is well. Thanks you so much for your nice comment and congratulations. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/7/2015 6:26:00 PM
Congratulations Sandra on your well deserved first place win.
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Date: 4/9/2015 8:54:00 PM
Thank you, Armand. I appreciate your stopping by with your congrats and nice comment. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 4/7/2015 5:54:00 PM
Congratulations on your wonderful descriptive emotional win, Sandra, and a7. Blessings Eve
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Date: 4/9/2015 8:55:00 PM
Hi Eve, thank you so much for your nice visits, encouraging comments and support. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/27/2015 5:15:00 PM
Beautiful truth.. I live in the reality of your words!
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Date: 3/28/2015 4:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Dave. I am very pleased that you found it inspiring. So nice of you to stop by. Sandra
Date: 3/26/2015 9:30:00 PM
Biblical genius, this needs to be shared with Churches across America. I am in awe of this poem. Straight to my favorite poems list!
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Date: 3/28/2015 4:24:00 PM
Armand, thank you so much for your encouraging comment on this poem and your support with the Fav. Thank you for stopping by. Also, you and your daughter are in my prayers each day. You are an amazing and devoted father. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/26/2015 8:41:00 PM
This is an emotional rendering of our Savior's sacrifice. I am truly moved.
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Date: 3/29/2015 9:52:00 AM
Richard, I am so pleased that you were inspired by my poem. Thank you so much for your much appreciated comment. Sandra