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The following is a piece of writing submitted by Douglas on November 25, 2009
"We talk about the crown of thorns, the nails, the beatings, and the cross itself, but we tend to forget this torment of the Passion: that Christ stood in silence while liars maligned His character.

Another Elizabethan Sonnet. The couplet is a slant rhyme, because I couldn't figure out a way to convey the meaning I wanted AND have a perfect rhyme. If anyone has ideas, let me know. :)"

Cruel Silence

Forsaken Lamb, how could You e'er endure
To stand in silence there before the bar -
While wicked men, deceptive and impure
Spoke lies, defamed Your holy character?
A single word from You would cease the lies,
Would put your enemies to scorn and shame,
Would open wide the judge's blinded eyes,
Restore again the stature of Your name.
Yet You, my dying God, did mutely stand,
And let the truth remain untold, unknown;
Forsaken Lamb, was this the shame You planned,
To be maligned for love, and love alone?
And would I share in fellowship with Thee,
May I, as well, by silence purchase peace.

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