Locked in/Set free

A Pantoun is a type of poem where the 2nd and 4th lines are echoed in the 1st and 3rd lines of the following stanza.

Hopes were dashed when He died,
Betrayed mocked and crucified.
Together, they stayed locked in
Grieving, with nerves wearing thin.
Crucified, betrayed and mocked
They waited for the soldier's knock.
In lock down, the future dim,
The way uncertain, without Him.
The soldier's knock never came.
He arose, peace to proclaim
And with Him the way was sure.
God with us for evermore.
Proclaiming peace, allaying fear
Is the message for all to hear.
God is with us, see the sign
Where selfless care and love combine.
Hopes were dashed when He died
They stayed locked in, petrified; 
Til opening their minds, they let Him in
So joy, peace and new life could begin.

Published by poetdoesarun

I started running 16 years ago to help manage anxiety and depression and found the endorphins helped me in another way...to write my sermons for Sunday.... and then inspiration came for poetry. A Christmas present 2017 was a book by Jo Bell, challenging the reader to write a poem a week for a year. This blog showcases these and other poems composed on the run.

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