You Really Meant This Love | an Easter poem by Ndifreke George

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You really meant this love
that you excused your head
Of its crown of light and glory
And left the comfort of a palace
So inexplicable like the Almighty’s presence
To break the silence in heaven
Willing to come for me

You really meant this love
That you excused your body of its robe of light
took on the garment of flesh
Felt human pain, scorn and shame
and began the longest journey so far—
Bethlehem, Galilee, Cana and Gethsemane
And embarked on that endurance trek to Golgotha

You really meant this love
That you humbled your heavenly authority to Pilate
And allowed my sins to smudge back with whips
Those long nails pierced into those holy hands and feet
And you groaned from the pierces of thorn
And yet, in your pain, asked Father to forgive
And then, you gave up the ghost…for me!


Ndifreke GeorgeNdifreke George (N’SOME) is an emerging writer. First published at nineteen, and although of science discipline, his creative talent has shot him into writing of poems, articles, songs, scripts, novels etc. His poems have been published on Nigerian and international literary magazines and journals like Tuck Magazine, The Poetry Community,  Social Justice Poetry, The Kalahari Review, Poems and Poetry, Praxis Magazine and The Antartica Journal. Few of his articles as well have appeared on the Calabar-based Nigerian Chronicles Newspaper. He has done a great deal including grooming students to write a book, and is aiming to do more.

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