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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Endless (01/09/14)

TITLE: What Kind Of Love Is This?
By Wendy B McLain
01/14/14


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How do we describe betrayal by bribe from one who would give Him a kiss?
Looking into His face in that dimly lit place must have made him feel quite remiss.
A kiss on the cheek so timid and weak; His betrayer would turn Him in.
Thirty coins in his hand for betraying this Man; the One who embodied no sin.
What kind of love is this? Endless!

How do we explain the excruciating pain of a crucifixion trial?
While a mother’s plea to set her Son free receives retorted despotic denial.
He’s done nothing wrong; her bellowing song reaches ears of malevolent foes
As His body bled by His skin they shed with the instrument of torture they chose.
What kind of love is this? Endless!

How do we portray events of that day as they bludgeoned Him beyond recognition?
Onlookers sneered and ruthlessly jeered yet retained He a humble disposition.
Thrown to the ground yet nary a sound came from this Man of Perfection,
Treated as dross bade they “carry His cross” as they looked in the Cyrene’s direction.
What kind of love is this? Endless!

How do we reconcile His beautiful smile when now what we see is maimed?
Bloodied and bruised, beaten and used as a scapegoat unrightfully blamed.
Hanging there as the multitudes stare upon the Man who personifies love,
“Father forgive them for they know not what they do” ascends to the Father above.
What kind of love is this? Endless!


How do we impart His genteel heart that was bruised for our transgression?
His bloodshed set us free from our iniquity along with its’ oppression.
How do we appeal to a love so real yet demands we make a decision?
From the very start the key to His heart is relationship not religion.
What kind of love is this? Endless!


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Larry Whittington01/19/14
Very interestingly written. Many rhyming words (in unusual places.)

One thing definitely pointed out is the fact that if one does not have a relation with God, (in the way God sets up: having Jesus as your brother) his love is not endless with them.

Again an interesting work.
Joanne Sher 01/21/14
Very, very powerful - I liked the meter (though I tripped a bit in a couple places), and the rhyme - and, of course, the message! Very well-crafted. Thanks for sharing!
Sheldon Bass 01/21/14
I love in-line rhyme in poems! It is far too underused in my opinion and solely end of line rhyme overused.

These are great lines: "Bloodied and bruised, beaten and used as a scapegoat unrightfully blamed." & "He’s done nothing wrong; her bellowing song reaches ears of malevolent foes" I could hear the music of the words, though dark and sad, yet speaking of the victory He won for us!

I could keep going as I saw many great lines. Wonderful piece! You have a fan!
Jody Day 01/22/14
Loved this. Significant message and right on theme. Stumbled over the meter a bit, but otherwise, well done!
Judith Gayle Smith01/22/14
Wow! You will be moving up levels very quickly, methinks. This is an excellent piece . . .
Margaret Kearley 01/30/14
What a beautiful poem! Deep unanswerable questions that just submit and rest in His amazing love. So eloquently written, lovely word choices and rhymes - poetry after my own heart. I particularly love your last line 'From the very start the key to His heart is relationship not religion.' Great writing - look forward to reading more! (Thanks for your kind comment on my entry this week).