Outside the tomb

Outside the tomb

A Poem by Gerry Legister

Inside the tomb there was silence, but outside there was a prayer meeting taking place


In the tomb there was peace and quiet,

But on the third day the rock split open,

Angels arrayed in resplendent glory sat,

Outside the tomb a celestial choirs sang

The song of victory to our gracious king,

Whom the spirit raised for us to cheer.

Until that day all the mourners wept,

Unaware of the silent messenger,

Bring into the tomb sunlight to dispel doubt,

And banish tears to bleaker flame appear,

Then the shadows of fear turn to joy,

And the slain has raised a victory charge.

On that day, outside the tomb a joy was found,

Anxiety and bewilderment broken by courage,

To praise God in splendid voice found,

Recovered from the mortal wound,

And from the tomb in triumphant victory

You can't stop the victor rising from the grave.

With glory and power human trial begin,

Over captivity our redemption is paid,

Noisy blast of resurrection changes everything,

Peace and quiet in the heart reside,

That day doubters found the resurrection door, 

Their sins too are also forgotten.

© 2015 Gerry Legister

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I really like this beautiful. I am not religious, but I enjoyed this poem nonetheless.
I like your writing style and the way you portray a story in an eloquent way.

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Added on February 24, 2015
Last Updated on February 24, 2015
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Gerry Legister
Gerry Legister

Sheffield , Silver Spring , Jamaica

Gerry is a gifted poet, who defines the difficulties of life with the simplicity of living by faith, his inspirational writing and artistic rendering has inspired many to find deeper faith in their be.. more..