Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Price Paid

Poem by Carolynn J. Scully (c)1999

Men saw an execution.
God saw a sacrifice.
Men saw a solution.
God saw that it paid a price.

Men cowered in the darkness.
God's heart was torn in pain.
Men ran in guilty fear.
God's judgement would reign.

Men jeered at the stench of death,
Ignored impassioned pleas.
God inhaled holy incense.
Forgiveness was set free.

Men must seek salvation
Through Christ, God's only Son.
For God so loved the world
That the victory was won.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Roses grow on thorny stems, and still,
Roses are meant to give away.

There is no true intent
To prick, hurt,
Or bring to tears
With gifts of
Thorny roses.

Love only exchanges
Bouquets in friendship
Meant to bless
With the beauty of soft
Spicy sweet petals.

Yet, roses grow on thorny stems, and still,
Roses are meant to give away.

By Carolynn J. Scully
© 2002

Monday, March 8, 2010

Poem in Your Pocket

I am getting ready for Poem in Your Pocket Day. This year it will be April 29. I am wanting to share some poetry with my Granddaughter's classes as well as pass out some of my favorite poems.

What will you do to celebrate?

Here is a poem for kids of all ages:

Something Good Inside of Me
by Carolynn J. Scully

When something bad happens to me
I want to find the good in me.
I want to say good things to others,
To do good things, love all brothers.
I want to think good thoughts and know
That Jesus Christ will help me grow.
He works to make the bad to be
Something good inside of me.