The Stones They Throw

The Stones They Throw
by Chad Taylor

In the courts of judgment
retribution stands
eyes of accusation
with stones in their hands-

Sin lies there naked
no dignity - no pride
at the hand's of her accusers
she has already died...

Cast down at Mercy's feet
He stoops and writes in the sand
she looks up desperately
into the eyes of the Son of Man-

He looks at her
as if He can see right through
His finger in the dirt writing
"Daughter, I love you..."

In the courts of judgment
no one is alone
let him that has no sin
be the first to cast the stone-

From the eldest to the youngest
they leave the judgment seat
the stones a silent witness
to the nails in His hands and feet...

The rocks that men throw
are only their own
the sin and the shame
that they cannot atone-

The handwritten ordinances
were nailed to the cross
every one blotted out
by the blood that He lost...

At His feet you and I lie
He looks and sees right through
writing in the sand still
"My child, I love you..."

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Comments 25 comments

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whispers of faith 6 years ago

woooooow i am speachless

this poem is beautiful

i love how you was able to

put biblical stories into a poetic form

kepp it up


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

Thank you for the encouragement!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

wow and you have only been doing this for seven days? I am glad you commented on my hub or else I may have missed you!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

wow and you have only been doing this for seven days? I am glad you commented on my hub or else I may have missed you!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

sorry it came up twice! my computer crashed at that point, i suppose you could say it was poetic justice! ha ha


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

Thank you Nell! Yes, I have been doing this for a few days but writing for quite a bit more :)


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Laura du Toit 6 years ago from South Africa

What a beautiful poem!

You are truly gifted.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Beautiful verse!


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Zenani 6 years ago

Wow!Chad, I absolutely love your style. You stole my heart with this one. It is from my favorite passage of scripture. Oh where would we be without His mercy and grace but lying dead in the sand, buried in a grave too shallow to shield us from the fury of hell.

I am blown away!


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

Thank you for the kind words they are truly encouraging and can only inspire to write more!


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Denizee 6 years ago

True talent of an inspired poet. Absolutely breathtaking, each verse stands out, with even flow that captures the reader with enhanced imagery. Very thought provoking as well,

it's a poem that the reader jumps into for the read, being taken away to another place. I'm a fan!!!!


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

Denizee, thank you for the inspiration and encouragement!


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christinekv 6 years ago from Washington

Love it - thank you!


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

thank you!


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Ivorwen 6 years ago from Hither and Yonder

This is beautiful. Absolutely lovely.


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queenbe 6 years ago from NY

Very touching and the similiarities to being in court are very clever.


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suiteorchids 6 years ago

The rocks that men throw are only their own. Love it. thanks for sharing


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brandonfan 6 years ago from Mid West

Nice sentiment Chad, I'm also enjoying your hubs! : ) This one is inspiring.


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chrissie123 6 years ago

This is truly amazing! I love the emotion from this! You have a gift my friend and that gift is talent. Keep writting because you are amazing.


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

chrissie, anyone that sees the meaning in this story is amazing! Thank you - I am glad you are my freind :)


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chrissie123 6 years ago

Just had to stop by and say I am glad to have you as my friend too!


peacenhim 6 years ago

You've captured the moment and the heart of Christ I do believe. Beautifully written!


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Lynda Gary 6 years ago

If this one isn't published traditionally, then you haven't sent it out! (Well, it needs the hand of an editor first...) I'll be HAPPY to edit for you ... and then get this PUBLISHED! It is superb (and I usually don't like anything with a religious slant).

Bravo.


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Chad A Taylor 6 years ago from Somewhere in Seattle... Author

Go for it!


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sujju 6 years ago from mangalore, india

Amazing Chad... A 'tailor' made poem....

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