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Beyond the Chocolate bunnies,colored eggs, jelly beans, marshmallow Peeps, leg o' lamb and mint jelly, let us not forget the real Easter Story.

Pain of Love


Blood dripped from His beaten and tortured flesh

Onto the ground where stood those who had taken him as their prisoner

Sparks of white light flashed behind his wounded eyes

Creating pathways for him to the touch of grace of His Father

Without bitterness and with great love, he blessed his adversaries

“Forgive them Father…”


Torn and beaten, thorny crown pressed deeply into his skull

He hanged solemnly on the cross.  Nails supporting his weakened body,

Pounded unmercifully through his hands and feet

Blistering sun and torturous heat, burned his skin

No water offered to quench his thirst or soothe his parched lips

To what avail was this inhumane treatment of this Holy Man


Those who loved him watched in quiet aguish

Never attempting to stop the madness

To try, would be to defy the will of God

It was meant to be, that this was the fate of The Son of God

It was written in the stars and echoed by the moon

A plight, beyond any which, a mere mortal could endure


He endured. He did this for us all, to show us the power of God’s love

Through His sacrifice, He has granted us eternal life

And has forgiven us our sins.  How can we not love Him

How can we walk and not carry Him with us

Could any of us love so much as to have done the things He did

For those whom were yet unknown to Him?


As the life drained from his weakened body and death overtook him

The clouds rolled in and cried, the earth shook,

Thunder and lightning sprang from an angry sky

All symbols of the power that rules all of mankind

His body was lowered from the cross and taken to the tomb

In sadness, all who had loved this man, wept.


But! the miracle of all miracles…HE AROSE!


Sherry Gail Heim

April 9, 2004

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2004



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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/10/2004
Yes he did Sherry. Good faithful write. Mel Gipson's Passion, I didn't really like. I thought it was foolish overkill. I believe in making a point then moving on. The first time Christ was crucified was enough, there was no need for Mel to take everyone through his torture chamber again. Then again, it served its purpose. l&p G
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/10/2004
Powerful expression of faith. Thank you for this offering, Sherry. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 4/10/2004
POWERFUL and Beautiful Sherry......
A very meaningful poem of tribute to one
whom knows love...

Lady Peg

Happy Easter....
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 4/10/2004
Yes, you have opened the eyes of many with the power of you words...I swear many think Easter is all about chocolate bunnies. This is a meaningful, and most haunting poem.......thank you, Dani
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/10/2004
Most Excellent Sherry!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/10/2004
Reviewed by jude forese 4/9/2004
excellent recapitulation of the easter story ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2004
Amen! Splendid writing Sherry!
A fitting tribute to our Savior!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/9/2004
Being Buddhist none of that made any sense to me, sorry, but I will express happy Easter to you and yours and tell you how really beautiful and well put together this poem offense meant here...Peace thru Faith, Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/9/2004
So beautiful Sherry, A lovely and wonderful reminder of what this holiday truly means to so many,

Reviewed by na na (Reader) 4/9/2004
Beaufiful Sherry, and very soon He will symbolically arise this Sunday. And then one day soon He will arise forevermore. Happy Easter. Bill Hugs
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/9/2004

and He did it for us. He chose this. for us. what an awesome God we serve!

most beautiful presentation, dear (((sherry)))--thank you

(((HUGS))) and love, karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2004
glad i stopped in, sherry! a wonderful reminder of why we REALLY celebrate Easter: The Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
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