When Things Went Very Bad For Jesus

It is Good Friday

Remember, remember

When, for Jesus, everything was nasty and sour

When things were very bad for Jesus

Yet, we don’t say: bad Friday

Afterwards, so everything could be good for us

Jesus was slapped

Jesus was kidnapped

Jesus was humiliated

Jesus was insulted

Jesus was beaten, got hit

From head to feet

Jesus was shackled and handcuffed

Jesus could not even cough

Jesus was ostracized

Jesus was crucified

Like many Blacks and Africans

Like many brothers and sisters with dark skin

Yet, the heart of Jesus was pure and very clean

Jesus had no friends and no fans

Jesus was falsely accused

Jesus was mistreated

Jesus was immolated

Many criminals were amused

Many criminals and perpetrators had fun

With God’s only Begotten and Special Son

Who had endured pain and suffering like a slave

Yes, yes, Jesus was absolutely brave

Yes, yes, Jesus was innocent

Jesus was resilient, too decent and too pleasant

It is Good Friday

Brothers and sisters, let’s pray

Every day is a Good and Beautiful day

Amen, Amen, let’s reflect on the Day

Brothers and sisters, let’s pray

Remember, remember

When things were very bad for Jesus

Who died for our sins, Who died for us

Yes, Jesus is still standing with us

Jesus is God’s Unique and Special Son

Watch the moon and enjoy the Sun.


Copyright © April 2022, Hébert Logerie, All rights reserved

Hébert Logerie is the author of several books of poetry.







This poem is about: 
My family
My community
My country
Our world


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