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Community Favorite: May 2008

Post by heinzs » Sun May 18, 2008 1:40 pm

Winner of the Community Favorite Award: May 2008

The Release of Barabbas
by gordy

A solitary soul
Encased in a damp
dark, dank dungeon cell.
All alone, yet surrounded
by similar prisoners.
Each of them
corralled and caged
enslaved, enraged.
All together, all alone.

Buried one story under the ground
Yet one story above them
another story unfolds.
A quick forming, fuming accusing crowd
is gathering, slathering for the kill.
Yet he remains unaware
he hears a deafening yell.
His body shivers and shakes,
he starts to pace,
when suddenly they cry out again.


What could this mean?
The sheer volume of the crowd
nearly knocks him to the floor!
Surely the slaying of a simple servant
couldn't cause such a furor?
After every other
murder, robbery or rape,
he'd always managed an escape.
But finally within this web he'd weaved
he was now caught.
Fate, it seemed, had drawn his lot.
Now, it was his life, which they sought

Suddenly louder, he hears the crowd.


This latest outburst
nearly brings him to his knees!
He hears the guard,
the rattling of keys.....

......he can hardly believe he is free!!!!

He is smiling and humming
when he happens upon
the crucifixion crowd.
Pressing forward, he breaks through,
emerging directly below
the man on the cross
who has taken his place
between two thieves.
He looks up
and a single drop of blood
drips down
from beneath the thorny crown.
The wait for that single drop
feels like eternity.
The weight of that single drop
knocks him to his knees

Barabbas, speaking of his past.
Christ, looking toward his future.
Together, they both whisper
"It is finished"
An' it harm none, do what ye will. Blessed Be.
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Re: Community Favorite: May 2008

Post by Debbie » Sat May 24, 2008 4:58 am

:thewave: Yes this is an amazing poem...CONGRATULATIONS GORDY :thewave:

Reach Out And Love Someone
Slow Down And Look around
You Will Find Someone Who Needs You.....

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