Why call this Friday Good

With water droplets dripping from Pilate’s hands

The crowd man-handled Jesus, the son of God made man.

Crucify the blasphemer they shouted out with scorn

As they held a mock coronation with a crown of briar and thorn.

Rivulets of sacret blood ran down His frightened face

And made the mob laugh louder at this great King’s disgrace.

A cross they put upon his shoulder as he tried hard not to slip

Three times his body hit the ground and they lashed him with a whip.

Hands outstretched the nails went in, he screamed out with the pain,

Then His feet they overlapped as they nailed him to the frame.

Rising up His body weight pulled on the iron stakes

Adding to the torture while dying for our sakes.

Looking up He cried aloud, shouting to the sky,

My God My God where are You now, if you hear me let me die.

His head fell low his body slumped, with a lance they pierced his side,

Blood and water flowing out, this man had surely died.

Dark clouds gathered on Calvery’s hill, thunder and lighteneing broke,

The crowd they ran for cover, the Lord abaove had spoke.

Copyright FBN 1988.

About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites www.realnamara.net, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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One Response to Why call this Friday Good

  1. Kate says:

    Lovely poem Bill.

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