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I was born at a very early age, they allowed me to live, but forced me to go to School. That's where I sang hymns from my tiny Songs of Praise hymnbook.
Most of the time, I try to rhyme using the common metre 8 syllables then 6 then 8 then 6 verse style. I've been writing hymns and poems and stories for a very long time and have added 3,200 poems on poemhunter.com already.
My poems have been in Church magazines and local papers and magazines and on local Radio as well as Christian TV and Radio channels. Some of my poems have also been on the UK Shopping channels like bid.tv, price-drop.tv and speedauction.tv and in one month about a dozen poems were read out on Revelation ...
* The Cross Of Christ
The jeering crowd like jackals stood,
To see what must be done.
Though once they thought this man was good,
They didn't see God's Son.
They called Him Rabbi, Teacher, Lord,
Yet now He was Rome's slave.
So all His claims were now ignored,
For who was He to save?
The nails were driven deep inside...
More drops of blood soon fell...
Once lifted, hoisted, crucified,
His life was just like Hell.
Torment and torture lay ahead.
His scourged back stung and bled and bled
As briars bruised His brain.
His mother wept each passing hour.
'Dear God, have pity, please! '
And yet there came no sign of power,
No rescue, no release.
The soldiers gambled for His clothes.
One wash and they'd be clean.
His life and death the Father chose,
Thus stays the Nazarene.
'It is finished! ' the Saviour screamed
With one great final sigh...
Though not defeated as it seemed,
For Jesus had to die.
To think, the Holy Spirit shares
Forgiveness in His Name!
No other man on Earth compares.
Not one could do the same.
For all have sinned and gone astray
Like sheep in darkest night.
But blessed are they that find the Way
And walk within His light...
He died for you. He died for me.
God's Son fulfilled God's plan.
From Calvary came clemency!
Behold the Son of Man!
Behold the blood! Behold the Lord!
For this man was the Christ!
The Lamb of God! His heart outpoured!
The Saviour sacrificed!
Not one could count the sins Christ sees
That Jesus suffered for!
Behold the precious Prince of Peace,
The King of Love and more!
Stephen Gayford painted hundreds of paintings, and the eBay website still sells these, as prints and canvasses, and it's thanks to these that I was able to write about 700 poems for the poemhunter website. This journey began because of the wildlife art gallery shows on bid tv and price-drop tv on UK Freeview and Sky. I was able to see just how detailed these paintings were for the adults as well as their young ones. So many different creatures such that the big cats had their tales to tell, as did the dolphins, the pandas, the meerkats, the macaws, the eagles, the owls, and so many more. At times, the scenery was magnificent as well, so it's no wonder, that as a poet, I should write about such creatures, as if the shared wonders of the world, before any of these become extinct, and are lost forever... Denis Martindale. April 2021.