A 2011 Easter Poem

In Genesis 3:15 God told the serpent, “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

The following poem is my attempt to relate Genesis 3:15 to the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Easter Poem     4-24-11

The serpent heard the words that were spoken
In the midst of a world now bleeding and broken,
“Enmity I put between you and the woman.”

Then came the promise—the hope of the earth,
Which is blinded by sin to God’s infinite worth—
That God would reverse the curse through a birth.

In the fullness of time, the Seed did appear,
Declaring, “Repent, for the kingdom is here,”
And his hour drew nearer with each passing year.

He told his disciples of what must take place,
Especially suffering that he had to face,
But they cringed at the notion of holy disgrace.

When the hill of Calvary he ascended,
Upon the cross his body suspended,
With dying breath, his mission ended.

Jesus, the Seed of the woman, did tread
With two bruised heels on the vile serpent’s head—
Then three days later he rose from the dead.


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