Valsa George


The Great Saga Of Love - Poem by Valsa George

Born in a manger
Swaddled in rags
Amid the bleats of lambs
‘A bastard’ in some eyes
But the clone of Clones
Halved History
Though Heaven sent,
Lived like a man

Walked the hills of Judea
With disciples many
Healed the sick
Met people
Lived one among them
Until three decades
And three years

The cloud laden sky
Suddenly darkened
The spirit of darkness
Invaded
Inside
And outside
Premonitions! !
Of portentous occurrence!
At Gethsemane
The fatal rendezvous,
Sweated blood
As coins tinkled,
Through a kiss
Betrayed
Convicted by the Marshals of power
Was sentenced
Pontius Pilot, washing hands,
Absolved himself of his guilt

Tottered to Calvary,
Lay on the cross
Not by nails
But pinned by love

Among the hisses of revulsion
And the screams of a vengeful crowd
The tremulous cadence
Of an agonized cry
“Why hast Thou forsaken me? ”
Died down
While the Father kept ‘an aggressive silence’

The Sun (Son) set at noon
Darkness shrouded the Earth

The curtain fell

But,

On the 3rd day
Walked out of the grave
Defeating Death and Sin!

To this day
The world
Hails this victory! !




Wish all my friends on Poem Hunter the blessings of GOOD FRIDAY and the joy of EASTER!


Comments about The Great Saga Of Love by Valsa George

  • Daniel Brick (9/6/2016 2:43:00 AM)


    I missed this poem during Holy Week/Easter: it is the culmination of the liturgical year that begins on Dec.25 but in another sense any day is Cavalry climb and every day climaxes in a resurrection. It's almost a natural process serving a supernatural purpose. The via dolorosso (the sorrowful path) is vividly rendered in your narrative. This is not the saga version for children but for adults who can comprehend sacrifice: the key line, I think, is nailed to the Cross not by nails, but L-O-V-E. Everything essential to Christianity is in that line: the redemptive sacrifice, the Son's obedience to the Father's Will, the act of love, death before new life] It flows like a great river from its headwaters in the humble manger to the celestial miracle of the Resurrection to the delta fanning out into the ocean of the New Church embracing the global millions. It's all there in your poem. (Report) Reply

    Valsa George Valsa George (9/6/2016 8:49:00 PM)

    Daniel....Wow.... You have hit the nail right on the head...! All which I wanted to say through this poem and more, you have said in your comment. I wanted to say that crucifixion was the greatest act of love. So He was not nailed to the cross by his adversaries and detractors, but got pinned to the cross by LOVE! If you feel my poem runs like a rivulet, your comment falls like a torrent....! Thanks!

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  • (8/12/2015 12:11:00 PM)


    Beautiful piece of poetry nicely penned in commemoration of HIS death and celebration of 2013 Easter and of course every other Easter. A good depiction of HIS suffering and triumph. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (4/22/2013 7:52:00 AM)


    Truely a lovely poem of the first Easter. Thanks for sharing Valsa (Report) Reply

  • (4/1/2013 3:38:00 AM)


    Thanks, Valsa, for the blessings of Good Friday and for the joy of Easter! I reciprocate the same !
    Your poem- The Great Saga of Love- depicts in clear terms the great Love of Jesus for his fellow beings.
    The lines Tottered to Cavalry, / Lay on the Cross / Not by nails / But pinned by loveare beautiful lines which only Valsa can write. I love the poem thoroughly!
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  • Vipins Puthooran (3/30/2013 3:02:00 AM)


    To this day
    The world
    Hails this victory! !

    Amen!

    'Tis a bless'd poem! ! ! !
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  • Sekharan Pookkat (3/29/2013 12:14:00 AM)


    A day to remember
    the sins on second look
    Which is a sin
    and to wipe away with tears
    sekharan
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013


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