My Hammer

My Hammer

A Poem by Sean Allen
"

Last years Easter Poem

"

My hammer

 
Three bloody nails are in my hand,
my hammer's by my side.
As down the hill they take the man
that I have crucified.

This very morn I’d held those nails
and raised my hammer high.
I drove them deep into the wood
while He just wondered why.

“What have I done to earn me this....
this cruel and vicious death?”
Is all the man would say to us,
before His final breath.

He didn’t hate or chastise me,
His eyes were full of love.
And, watching as His life departs....
There’s thunder from above.

Before His body leaves my sight,
the nails I’ve cast away.
The thunder still rolls distantly,
The sky remains dark gray.

And I race down the hill to find
that He’s already gone.
So slowly now I walk about
throughout the streets ‘til dawn.

Remembering that yesterday,
on Him they’d placed a crown,
And knowing I must find this man,
I lay my hammer down.
 
The Bible tells us in Matthew 16:24 that Jesus said “…take up your cross and follow me…” Is it just possible that the first person ever to do just that was the very one who had nailed Him to it?
D McDaniel ©2006

© 2009 Sean Allen


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

Nicely done , nicely done love it

Posted 11 Years Ago


Excellent. And a fascinating question in the post-script. It's not exactly the same question, but it has reminded me of the final question of the book "Barabbas" by Par Lagerkvist. I should dig that out again... (And I recommend it to anyone who hasn't read it before.)

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent piece of writing. Very thought provoking.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Whoa, I never really considered something like this. Excellent poem, by the way.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sean
Your piece is phemonenal! One rarely sees the Crucifixion story told from the perspective of the Prosecutors, or the Soldiers; that said, You have inspired me to do what I have never done: to enter a piece I wrote, but do not deem completed, seeking submissions for a third verse. It is called "This Son Of God", and I thought it ought to be a hymn, but I cannot compose music. It should be on the site in minutes.
Thank you again, Mark Teague

Posted 12 Years Ago


Just beautiful and passionate............the sacrifice that our Lord made for us saved us from eternal sin!
Thank you for this gripping write!!

Posted 12 Years Ago


Wow! What an awesome, thought provoking poem. The meter and flow of your word are is wonderful. The message is heart wrenching as I stop to think how many stripes, and hammer blows I am responsible for. Great job, my friend.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

dramatic. Bible is full of such stories, scary. Your meter is always perfect!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very graceful and passionate piece. At least for me it was.


Live, Love and Learn

Lady V

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

475 Views
9 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 3 Libraries
Added on March 25, 2009
Last Updated on March 25, 2009

Author

Sean Allen
Sean Allen

West Haven, CT



About
I am just a writer! At least I think I am. If I can only convince someone else of that, I will be a happy writer. But until then, I'm just a writer. Check out www.EclipseLogic.com and www.LightO.. more..

Writing
The Song The Song

A Poem by Sean Allen


Petals Petals

A Poem by Sean Allen



Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..