Monday, February 18, 2013

I See

I See

Jesus in Gethsemane
Sweating blood on bended knees

Jesus kissed by Judas now
A kiss betrays His fevered brow

Jesus picking up an ear
Wonders aloud why Him they fear

Jesus meeting Peter’s eye
Sees him leave with bitter cries

Jesus asked “Are you God’s son?”
Declares it so and His judging’s done

Jesus with Rome’s Governor
Telling gently why He was born

Jesus sent to Herod then
Silent, robed…. He returns again

Jesus scourged by Roman hands
Fulfilling prophecy’s demands

Jesus on the pavement next
Pilate looks for a pretext

Jesus comforts Pilate some
The man’s afraid, somewhat undone

Jesus stands as they cry out
“Crucify him, crucify him…”

Jesus… Pilate caving in
Fulfilling the law’s demands of sin

Jesus, garbed in my own clothes
Wearing insults, stripes and blows

Jesus bears the heaviest load
Down the Dolorosa Road

Jesus stumbles, Simeon nigh
Forced to help his Savior die

Jesus climbs the frightful hill
There His Holy Blood to spill

Jesus meek as any lamb
Naked, pierced in Feet and Hands

Jesus lifted up from the earth
Giving us our second birth

Jesus coat upon the ground
Despised the shame without a sound

Jesus speaks, lo, seven times
Words without a need of rhyme

Jesus promises the thief
New life with Him and no more grief

Jesus light has fled away
Comes the darkness at mid-day.

Jesus gives His Spirit up
Unto His Father... He’s drunk the cup.

Jesus riven is his tent
Like the Temple veil now rent

Jesus dead upon the cross
My precious hope ! at such cost!

Jesus pierced now once again
Water now on earth He sends

Jesus’ loved ones stand aghast
They thought His rule of love would last

Jesus’ friends now bury Him
The rich cool tomb He enters in

Jesus passes from human view
Almost as if they never knew……..yet

“Jesus, Jesus we saw You,
We touched You, we loved You…. Where are You?”

Jesus setting captives free
And taking captive captivity

Jesus preaching to those who slept
Before upon the earth He wept

Jesus, flashing, breaking out!
His disciples, filled with doubt,
See Him now, again, What’s this?
It’s Jesus, yes! It really is!!!!!

by d. b. severy

Sunday, February 17, 2013


WORSE, worse than six others
is this primal beast-     CONCEIT:
unbridled, yet cast surely down;
where it, simpering, seems yet to roar,
the enemy of all quiet.

VEXING the very pure of heart, vexing
sure is this primal beast-    BRAGGART:
puffed and prating to its fall
it fell to vexing every man
tries all the more to wreck his heart.

NONE, no part was found
of this primal beast in One!   FOLLY:
which enamored of self alone, still clamors
for a victory, yet is once and ever rightly
deprived of all its lust by Him.

STAY, now thy soul upon this Conqueror 
of the primal beast's-    HYPOCRISY:
of PRIDE now and ever doomed,
and ever failing: its success is to fail 
and steal away a soul, bitterly.

STAY and BUILD upon thy ROCK who’ll crush
this primal beast-   PRIDE:
the first of six and all sins other,
all fraudulent acts and desires. 
Thy ROCK will give thee VICTORY... and more besides.

dbs circa 2004...Praise the Lord! ~ halleluYah! ~ Glory to God! ~ AMEN!...

Proverbs 6
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.