Pharisee Fall Guy

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Trumped up trial
For the King of Kings,
Guilty by presence
Whilst presenced with man;
Jesus, my minuteman.
No deceit within,
Yet tried by lies,
Pronounced guilty,
You walked to slaughter
To make me your daughter.

You took all the bad
To make today good;
Pharisee fall guy
Faced down the cross,
Stretched by nails,
Crowned by thorns,
Mocked and jeered,
Scourged and scorned,
Betrayed by treason,
Dignified, beyond all reason.

Crude nails held fast,
Powerful powerlessness
Displayed to the last.
You drowned in plain sight
Turning day into night,
The cross of shame
Shamed the men of God
As You paved the way
To turn death into life;
Jesus, my sacrifice.

(c) wordz2Go 10th April 2020

If ..

If ..
You’re missing one or two,
Or even a few,
Around the table today,
Close your eyes and pray
Their face into view
And soon you
Hear their voice,
Feel a kiss upon your cheek,
So close you could speak.
Physically absent but
Spiritually present:
Imprinted deeply
In treasured memories
Always ready to peek through the door
And love you some more –
Their love never dies,
It shines from your eyes.
So add a spare chair
Even though they’re not there,
Smile through your tears,
Recall the past years
And remember how lucky you are .

(c) wordz2Go 25 Dec 2017