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Christ’s Sorrow – A Sonnet

on April 14, 2022

Christ’s Sorrow – A Sonnet

by Dawn Pisturino

I was not born for pleasure but for pain;

For blood and thorns and thirst beneath the sun;

And ev’ry man who doubts I am the One

Has lost the only treasure he could gain.

Blasted with hate, betrayed, and marked like Caine,

My fate was sealed; nor was there place to run.

Standing trial and defended by none,

The case was clear; acquittal was in vain.

You hung me high; you nailed me to the cross;

On either side, the outcasts hung with me.

O enemies mine, I died on that hill

With bitterest gall; but mourn not my loss:

You have helped fulfill my great destiny.

My pain is this: — You do not love me still.

September 16, 1986; April 14, 2022

Published inΒ Great Poems of Today Anthology, 1987.

Dawn Pisturino

Copyright 1986-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.



27 responses to “Christ’s Sorrow – A Sonnet

  1. Oh, Dawn this is quite poignant and well written. The Lord Jesus went through quite some pain. Hail hail to the King of kings and Lord of lords.

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  2. utahan15 says:

    holy wood

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  3. Dawn, what a beautiful, touching and emotional poem my friend. I appreciate this heartfelt tribute and the sacrifices it speaks of for “Oh Lamb of God.” Bless you my friend, and Happy Easter to you and your family. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€—βœ

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  4. elvira797mx says:

    So beautiful, Dawn, thank’s for share touching words.
    Blessings! Peace for all!

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  5. abvr says:

    Thank you for sharing your deep felt sacred thoughts and feelings in remembrance of Christ our Saviour and the sorrow he endured on this Remembrance Feast.

    πŸ™πŸΌMy pain is this: β€” You do not love me still.πŸ™πŸ»

    After all the sorrow, this is the saddest part for those who stand in defiance of his great sacrifice.

    Have a blessed Easter Dawn.

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  6. a powerful message Dawn! πŸ’–

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  7. Nancy says:

    Powerful. Happy Easter, Dawn.

    Liked by 3 people

  8. balladeer says:

    Very beautiful and touching!

    Liked by 3 people

  9. KT Workman says:

    A lovely poem…and a fitting one for Easter. πŸ’•

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  10. Iowa Life says:

    So many great lines, just the title conveys so much – ‘Christ’s sorrow’. And the last – ‘You do not love me still’.

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  11. Dawn – you gave me goosebumps – especially the last line. Thank you!

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  12. πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ™πŸ»

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