Redeemer Agonistes

They whipped

then riddled
every limb

skewered brutally
through swords


crowned you
under thorns.

All sufferance
your agony.

our ecstasy.

Redeemer Agonistes © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Poem inspired by the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ and all compassionate heroes who have suffered on behalf of others in hopes those who are oppressed may be delivered from darkness, deception, and injustice.
Submitted: September 22, 2020