Don’t Settle For A Sip

“I thirst,” Jesus said
While blood poured
From beneath
A crown of thorns
Embedded deep
Scorching sun
Seared flayed flesh
Vinegar mocks
His last request
Not wine’s sweet memory
But for all
More than a sip
Rivers of water flow
Too late some know

Quadrille Monday at 44 word poem. The word is ‘sip’

Easter is the next Holiday and growing season is approaching. I will plant a seed of hope for all to consider.


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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18 Responses to Don’t Settle For A Sip

  1. rothpoetry says:

    This would make a great Easter poem. Your imagery and symbolism is great throughout!

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  2. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Stunning quadrille; deep without being preachy. A sweet tribute to faith, or the lack of it.

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  3. Grace says:

    Thanks for the Easter reminder.

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  4. A beautiful reminder of the greatest gift of all.

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  5. robtkistner says:

    Well written Mary.

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  6. Love this! Blessed Easter to you.

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    This is beautiful! ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like your description: “Vinegar mocks
    His last request”

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  9. This is a great reminder of what Easter is really all about..

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  10. The Sip Lasts
    Love is the Blood
    Love is the Bread
    Life is the Drink
    Light of


  11. lynn__ says:

    Can’t ignore this…thanks for lifting Jesus up.


  12. Mish says:

    Exquisitely expressed. I appreciate your response to the prompt.


  13. I’ve been thinking about Lent and this is so perfect. May we be drenched in grace/love this Easter season. Thank you for this, Mary.


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