Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You Would

                                       you would, i know you
                                       would. do it all again if
                                       you had to, you would.
        allow yourself to be nailed to a cross, there, to be a sacrifice for all
        mankind. to give us new life JESUS, you suffered in pain and agony
        and would i stand by? deny? once, twice, thrice, the price too high?     
                                       i would like to think that
                                       perhaps i would stay by
                                       your side, but, in truth i
                                       would run and hide. i'd
                                       flow with the tide of the
                                       ones who cried, crucify.
                                       so here now, i come to
                                       bow, and remember all
                                       that you've done on the
                                       cross, knowing that you
                                       would do it all again for
                                       me. i know, you would.





                 View my animated Easter poem here                              

19 comments:

Sheila Moore said...

cool, Elaine. I love it! the cross looks awesome and your words fill me with gratitude for what he did for us.

anthonynorth said...

Great words and design.

Elaine said...

Quite the challenge finding the right words to fit. But a worthwhile one!

Brian Miller said...

excellent concrete elaine...the perfect message ont he way to easter....the perfect message

Jannie Funster said...

I'd like to think I'd be brave and could sacrifice too, but could never live up to Him. And yes, I bet he would do it again.

Kim Nelson said...

Your faith is astounding! Blessing this holy week, Elaine.

happygirl said...

This is so sweet. I love the care you took to find the right words to fit the love our Savior gave for us.

Mama Zen said...

Beautifully done!

Lisa notes... said...

This is excellent, Elaine! The message, the word, the formatting. I'm so thankful "he would" do it over and over again.

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Absolutely breath-taking piece, Elaine... perfect cross with Jesus at the heart, and very moving.

~laurie

Joybird said...

Would I stand by, deny or run? Good question. I'm so glad that what I would have done is so much less vital than what He did.

Laura said...

This is so perfect! If you only knew. I have spent three painful evenings helping my son with a poetry project. Eighteen autobiographical poems. He could choose which style from a few. The only one he said "no" to was the shape poem! I'll have to show him yours. Maybe he'll change his mind next time :).

Thanks for stopping in to see me over at the Wellspring. So good to make a new friend.

Leslie said...

lovely wordsmithing... i admire the work you put into the form of this. as for the other - i'm glad there is grace and forgiveness, too...

emily wierenga said...

this is amazing. and it's something i often think about: would i have stayed, or ran? i love how honest you are, friend. and the way you shaped the cross with your words....

elizabeth said...

Beautiful poem here, but the animated one...AMAZING!!!! My technically challenged brain can't even wrap around how you did it!

Old Ollie said...

Wow well crafted...what a focal point!

Cindy said...

Oh yes, I do love your cross! and the words that shape it...truly a Spirit-led post! I am so glad I came by to visit you!

alittlebitograce said...

Well done! I'm captured by both the shape and the message. Blessed Easter to you!

Jim Swindle said...

Very well done. May the Lord use and bless you as you celebrate the resurrection.

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