The Sacrifice


Hosts of heavenly angels fill the sky,
With disbelief the common people stare,
While priestly rulers scoffingly pass by
His ruined holy body stark and bare
Then Roman soldiers hastened to affix
“’Tis Israel’s King,” for everyone to see.
Were His disciples, too distressed to mix?
Afraid those priestly enemies to be;
God’s spirit helped Him bear His load of pain
For love for men had dared to make it so,
Can we, so blessed unconcerned remain?
Must we go on pretending not to know?
The desperate thief did recognize his need,
Should we respond as well in thought and deed?
© Copyright Ian Grice 2013. All Rights Reserved

16 thoughts on “The Sacrifice

  1. Great Poem! I have enjoying reading all the other Forwarded messages you have been sending. Esther


  2. Very, very nice sweet Ian. Says a lot without using a lot of words. Have and blessed Easter sweet friend. Hugs, Maggie


  3. Ian;
    This one is marvelous. The sonnet form is challenging and you did a wonderful job making it appear effortless. I think that the form fits the subject as something controlled and yet bursting with meaning, every word important to the message. Great job – this sonnet belongs with the masters!
    Have a great Easter celebration!


    1. I was looking at the possibility of a sonnet presentation this week, and this one seemed to fall into place as it’s the time of the Easter celebration. Thank you for your encouraging comment.


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