The Centurion's Report


You weren't there that day

for the strangest thing I've seen.

The King of the Jews

was crucified -- though not an ordinary king.


Does the earth quake for a human?

Will lightning and thunder toll?

Does the sky split with the world's weight

while gambling dice are rolled?


Does the murdered bless his murderer?

Can he choose his final breath?

Does he think of others as he dies?

No. This was The Son of God's death.



Try this fresh way to count down the days to Easter with contemporary poetry.