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Music Of Victorious Death

by Carol Connell © 2018

In the midst of life, He chose to die.
Many could not comprehend just why.
His soul was pierced with sharpest knife.
He chose to die, in the midst of life.

Trudged up the hill, in melancholy air,
the sins of the world He soon would bear.
Fierce cries of His accusers rang shrill.
In melancholy air, trudged up the hill.

Thirsty and perishing, hung on the cross.
Such beautiful willingness to suffer loss.
Through selfless sacrifice, mankind cherishing.
Hung on the cross, thirsty and perishing.

Suffered and bled for six long hours,
enduring the torture of hell's darkest powers.
He cried, "It is finished." Then, He was dead.
For six long hours, suffered and bled.

Strains from above, sweet music I hear.
Victor's anthem falls on my ear.
Mortal bodies decay, but forever lives love.
Sweet music I hear, strains from above.

This poem is a Swap Quatrain. This form was created by Lorraine M. Kanter. Within the Swap Quatrain each stanza in the poem must be a quatrain (four lines) where the first line is reversed in the fourth line. In addition, line 2 must rhyme with line 1, and line 3 must rhyme with line 4 and so on, BUT not repeat the same rhyming pattern on subsequent stanzas. Rhyming pattern: AABB, CCDD, and so on.

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