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Barabbas Watching the Crucifixion
by larry r linville

Saturday, March 08, 2008
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Once again we visit the events of Jesus' last week on this earth. Barabbas was the criminal who was freed by Pilate when he crucified Jesus.


 

 
I was bad from early days
hurting others in so many ways.
As my life grew more fully
I was known as the town bully.
 
The passing of time gave me great fame.
Everyone around knew my name.
Even though I had no shame
I always received the blame.
 
I was given the penalty
of being hung upon a tree.
The crowd demanded I go free
and Jesus died instead of me.
 
I laughed when they placed him on the cross
while some people cried at their great loss.
Then I was hit with something new
when he said, “they know not what they do.”
 
How could he forgive even me?
For the first time I was really free.
I could have returned to my crime
but now I make better use of my time.
 
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Reviewed by John Leko 3/9/2008
...virtual words...being there...freely set one...apart.
great write Larry...
John
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 3/8/2008
I don't remember anyone giving thought to what Barabbas' state of mind was when the people freed him. This was interesting. Made me think.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 3/8/2008
A reprieve, and learning from our past. This is a glorious gift from God to all.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/8/2008
Larry this one is fantastic, I cry when I think of all He has done for us and all He has gone through and continues to love and forgive us. Thank you for sharing.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/8/2008
The thief on the cross
They said let him off
Jesus looked across
O'er his head a gloss
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/8/2008
Larry,

The sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, explored from angles, previously unthought of - how did His crucifiction affect those who had to carry out the deed, who witnessed it - how it affected them - excellent.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/8/2008
I saw "Barabbas" with Anthony Queen, and I see him lending his voice to this poem, the combination is not less than brilliant ! ! !

Georg
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/8/2008
Hope that's what happened to Barabbas.



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