National Poetry Month 15 – Good Friday

There were two theives flanking Jesus
one calling out for Him to fly off the cross
prove to him that He was Lord,
show the power hidden within.
The other one saw through the veil
and asked for His love:
“Jesus, remember me when you come into
your kingdom.”
He looked at the criminal and told him
“Today you will be with me in paradise.”
Christ died before he did.
nailed there in agony, watching the
Son of God expire
and the darkness to descend
and the earth to shake,
he saw the weeping women
the broken mother
and the men beating their breasts
for what they had done.
Roman soldiers getting their running
orders to pierce His side,
to take the Lord from down off his cross
and Nicodemus come with expensive spices.
All of this he sees and
the whole while wondering when
his turn would come
and what would paradise be like?

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