Poem: 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 felt
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.
© 2019 BRENDA ARLEDGE