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Poem: No Greater Love

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

No greater love is a poem about the moment the greatest love was displayed. The time when Jesus was crucified. He must have felt betrayed & hurt by everyone, including his friends. I can only imagine the love, strength and courage he had, because i cannot forgive so easily.

"No Greater Love - Colten Dixon "


No Greater Love

No greater love displayed
than when Jesus was crucified,
the betrayal he must have felt
exchanging his life for ours.

The hurt he must have endured
being denied by his fellow friends,
the ones who listened, following him faithfully,
only to turn against him.

Dying on a man made, rugged cross
Looking down on a crowd of hateful, ungrateful people
asking his father to forgive them.

I can only imagine
what love, courage, and strength
it took Jesus,
for insensitive, uncaring people
cause my emotions to be unsympathetic.

My time to valuable to waste
anger fueled emotions I dismiss,
my stone cold heart
holds no instant forgiveness.

"Gordon Mote - Mercy Walked In"



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 26, 2021:


Thank you.

I know your words soeak the truth, but it is often hard to forgive others.

Jesus did it easily while suffering...I tend to learn how to shut people out...thus

Keeping the bad away from my life.

Take care.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on March 26, 2021:

Sometimes we feel hard to forgive others but believe the time we forgive them and forget their mistake , we ourselves feel better and light. It’s always good to forgive and forget :)

Thanks for sharing a beautiful piece of writing

Blessings to you dear

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 26, 2021:

Forgiveness isn't one of my best suits

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 06, 2019:

Thank you, Adam I appreciate you reading my work. I am glad I am not the only one.

Adam Mason from Melbourne, Australia on June 06, 2019:

I totally understand, forgiveness isn't coming easy for me either.

One day it will all be set straight

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