Transcending Love

“Hosanna, Our King!”

He arrives with palms and cheers,

Expectations soar.


Excitement abounds,

Our warrior King has come     then

disappointment looms.


Betrayed and Denied


Mock court shouts “GUILTY!”

Bones stripped bare, nerves screaming

He pours out His life.


Cross drops into hole,

Everyone laughs at the moans

mingled with a thud.


Heaven is groaning,

Earth trembles and shakes apart.

The curtain is ripped.


Silent vigil is long.

Dewey fresh sunrise at last.

The tomb is empty.




The Dove

The motherless child
Is shrouded in thick darkness,
The mourning dove weeps.

Swarming locust feed,
Devouring the lush flowers
And leaves the earth bare.

New healing appears,
A new life dawns sweet and good.
The dove drinks her fill.



The Sower V

Soft refreshing rains
Bringing an earthy fragrance,
Thirsty life responds.

Seeds awakening,
Now stretching, breaking their hulls
To reach the moisture.

Sower standing with
Face raised to drink in sweetness,
Wash away sadness.

Children in puddles,
Water and mud everywhere,
Joy on their faces,

Thankfulness for all.