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Dogwood

Dogwood

Pinned to a dogwood tree
Suffered so a malady
Borne of ignorant sod
King of kings, son of God

Pivotal pinnacles adorn
Nucleus crown of thorn
To convey sanctified loss
Contours of rugged cross

Pristine blossoms alight
Petal of purest white
An apex of crimson red
Pierced divine bloodshed

A father's grief enlisted
Boughs gravely twisted
Ne'er again use for malice
A hardwood most callous

 

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Angel

Excellent poetry angel 

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Silent Dreamer

I love it, beautifully written😍 Is this based on a (crime)story too? 

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PᴏᴇᴛᴇꜱꜱDᴀʀᴋʟʏ

My sister-in-law told me the legend of the dogwood tree. It is based on what I read on Wikipedia after we talked 😀 thank you kindly for your support 

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Silent Dreamer

No problem! My pleasure. Ah I see! Very interesting, I'm going to look it up as well😊

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sparrowsong

Hello Poetess...

​​The Legend is very profound indeed!

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

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Michael King

Wrote something a few years back about His death on the cross. I actually love this 

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Jack Ellison

Wonderful write Linda... Love, Happy Jack XOX

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Jack Ellison

Oops... LISA!!! Do you still love me? (fingers crossed!) AGE! Love, Happy Jack XOX

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Marion Price

I'm going to look up the legend also, you have piqued my interest in your lovely poem xx

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