‘Happy’ Good Friday

We call it good,
because He hung on that wood.
Had He not,
In damnation we'd be caught.

We call it good,
like we rightly should.
Yes, we mourn the death,
of His final earthly breath.

But, we call it good.
And this is always misunderstood.
With people wishing me,
'Happy Good Friday', you see.

They ask me, what's the menu?
What's special at your venue?
Why aren't you all decked?
Why no jewellery around your neck?

What can I say?
Christ died today.
It's a day of mourning.
But it's good, though disconcerting.

It is good that He died.
And paid for me that price.
The eternal love sacrifice.
And that is why it's nice.

It's a day of fast and abstinence.
Maybe even do some penance.
Only after a seed falls and dies.
From within it, springs forth life.

That is why Good Friday is good.
Because in my place He stood.
When the accuser claimed,
me to be tainted and stained.

Because after Good Friday,
only then we can make way.
For the dawn of Easter.
And all for which we're so eager.

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  1. So many folks ask why Good Friday is named good. Rue tackles this with her usual rhyming flair, reason and wit! My Ruelha—thank you for taking up this kind of poetry! You make your Daddy proud! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. My apologies for the late response Collin. Hope you had an awesome time at Easter. I can imagine all those delicious French pastries and a nice scrumptious meal….yum yum….

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            1. I’m sorry to hear about your injury Collin. The oldest wounds lay concealed within the deepest layers, yet closest to our internal organs. I pray you heal completely this time. Light and peace to you my friend…. Hugs

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    1. I’m sorry for my delayed response Eileen. I hope you had a good time at Easter. Trusting all is good at your end. Stay well and blessed. Love and hugs…
      And thanks for sharing my poem 🙂

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  2. Happy Good Friday Rue
    In Terms Of What

    Would Jesus Do

    If We Rely on


    And Not


    Of Others And Added
    In Beliefs if We Consider

    All Sources Of


    To His Story

    And Not Just

    The Ones
    At The Top
    Of The Heap

    Let into a Revised

    Book it Seems Clear
    To Me JeSuS Would

    Will Now

    Say Let



    Bury The

    Dead Get

    To Work Loving

    Others Stop Worshipping

    Dust When Dust

    Is Breathing

    All Around

    Just Waiting

    For A Hand Up

    This Is


    i See Every
    Day As Good
    Friday Love True
    Agape Love Never


    Tall With
    No Fear To

    Give And Share

    Love Free to



    Humans Now

    The Saints


    Bury Their Own

    And Rest Easy For

    A Job Well Done

    Enough To Love

    Worth Dying Alive😊

    Happy Good Friday

    Always Rue With SMiLes☺️

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  3. Wow, this is a masterpiece creation of Ruelha!👏👏👏👏 I loved this dear Ru.So gently and graciously penned ❤️💕. That is why Good Friday is good. Because in my place He stood. When the accuser claimed, me to be tainted and stained. I so loved these lines….
    Your writings are inspiring me day by day. Love and hugs 🤗🥰🥰❤️💘💕❤️

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    1. Sweets, you always say the nicest and kindest things to me. You are such a delight to exchange words with out here…..I hope you had a great time at Easter. Hope all is gret at your end. Love and more love dear Preeths xoxo

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  4. Because he lives, we can face the problems of this life. Because he lives, we can face tomorrow whatever it brings. Because he lives, we have hope in any situation. The focus of Easter weekend is Good Friday remembering the death of Jesus and Easter Sunday remembering the resurrection of Jesus. Jesus died before sundown on a Friday and was risen after sunrise on Sunday. There is something about the between time, a small detail, that is faith building. It has to do with where Jesus body was between his death and resurrection.

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