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Forgiveness, but only if…

Doug Blair 1951 (London)

Just hanging like a spectacle
And lonely beyond words
And seeing false religion strut
With all their venom heard
And He a Teacher full of hope
With gentle hands to heal
Not judging every trip and fall
But offering comfort real.
He prayed as if the Sky could hear
'Might you forgive their doubt
And cruelty based on ignorance
Oh Father help them out
But only if they turn to me
Like John with Mother below
And drop right now all hateful spite.'
Did Christ pray thus? Lord NO!
But rather He held hope sublime
That light would come and love
And grace and mercy take the place
Of bloody push and shove.

About this poem

A grisly death for whomsoever. Son of God made Sin Offering. Romans, Jews everybody else disgusted at such suffering. The realest Passover hung on that Cross of shame and vilification.

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Written on January 28, 2012

Submitted by dougb.21370 on January 28, 2023

Modified by dougb.21370 on January 28, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 600
Words 117
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 20

Doug Blair

Doug was once a lawyer. Frustrated. Went broke 1987. Turned to manufacturing. People talked straight. Worked hard. Listened when appropriate. Lead Hand Shipper and Workplace Safety. Married to Hilary 1974. Two kids Lauren and Jordan. Poet. Photographer. Hiker-photographer. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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