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His Blood
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By Gillena Cox
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King of the Jews! how so they mocked

Plaiting the thorny reeds they crowned

A saviour justly so was nailed

They chose him even after his works kindly endearing

They pierced his holy flesh with sins so vile and disgusting

They jeered and ranted to urge on his holy suffering

This was the thanks they gave him

That day loud was their acclaim

Crucify! crucify him!

For his sinless mass

No! not Bar abbas

His ills to surpass

They wanted the Christ

Whose blood was purist

Lamb of the highest



HIS BLOOD  © gillena cox 2014




I tried a form called "Christ in a Rhyme", which was invented by Christina R. Jussaume. The poem consists of 5 three-line stanzas, and makes use of monorhyme. The end result takes on the shape of a cross.


(sorry this one didn’t but I’ll keep trying)



Stanza 1: 3 lines, 8 syllables per line, Rhyme (a a a)

Stanza 2: 3 lines, 14 syllables per line, Rhyme (b b b)

Stanza 3: 3 lines, 7 syllables per line, Rhyme (c c c)

Stanzas 4 & 5: 3 lines, 5 syllables per line, Rhyme (d d d, e e e)


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Submitted: Monday, April 21, 2014

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014

About the Poet
I live in Trinidad of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; a multi ethnic, multi religious society. I write poetry for the sheer joy of crafting my feelings, my emotions my thoughts. I enjoy the challenge of abstraction in writing haiku. Married to Anthony Cox in 1971; we have a daughter Yanda and a son Khama. I was born in 1950 First grandchild: a grand-daughter born October 2012 My profile is a 2013 photo (poet bio updated 2013)

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