Wretched Death

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Clouds gather,
Shadows fall,
As Christ of the heavens
Dies once and for all:

Flagellum whipped,
Divinity denied,
Stripped and bloody,
Immortal God of Deicide.
Wrists nailed to patibulum,
Hoisted high on the stipes,
A crude seat, the sedulum,
Knees bent, feet nailed at the front.
Lifting up to breathe,
Slumping down in pain,
Suffocating slowly,
Torture preordained.

Weak from blood loss,
Held tight by strong nails,
Jesus suffered and died,
Sin weighed in his scales.
He did this for me,
How does it make me feel?
I can’t understand it,
Can’t absorb his ordeal.
Clouds gather,
Shadows fall,
As Christ of the heavens
Opens heaven for all.

Copyright wordz2Go Good Friday April 2017

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